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Photo: Viki Petherbridge
From 1988 to 1990, Tim Jones made a series of works based on an elaborate New Guinean sculpture which was originally used as a house-post for an above-water dwelling in Sentani Lake, West Papua. These little known works on paper from the University of Melbourne Art Collection are shown together for the first time with three related sculptures from the artist's collection. An important inclusion in this exhibition is two Papua New Guinean shields from the Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture. The shields are included to indicate the influence of works from this region in Jones’s art.
This exhibition also includes Jones's major sculptural work, Covert 7 city, from the University of Melbourne Art Collection, and the 1990 sculpture, Good afternoon at ‘Levitating Phenomenon’ from the artist’s own collection.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014