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George Bell, The visit, c. 1910, oil on canvas, 117 x 171 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Antoinette Niven 1978
Ralph Balson, Untitled,1954, oil on board, 76.2 x 101 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Sir Roy and Lady Grounds 1955. © Courtesy W Balson
Since 1972, the University of Melbourne has supported an art gallery dedicated to innovative exhibitions, public programs, publications and events. During its history, the museum has presented over 450 exhibitions ranging from classical antiquities to contemporary international projects and important surveys of the work of Australian artists.
Celebrating 40 years since the establishment of a university art gallery at Parkville, this exhibition presents a selection of the best known and most important highlights of the University of Melbourne Art Collection, revealing both the quality and the character of the collection.
The exhibition includes significant works of art by Ralph Balson, John Brack, Pat Brassington, Lina Bryans, Rupert Bunny, William Dobell, Ian Fairweather, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack, Norman Lindsay, Sydney Nolan, Margaret Preston, Thea Proctor, Hugh Ramsay, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, William Strutt, Fred Williams and many others.
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SUNDAY 19 APRIL Cinema Nova in partnership with the Potter’s exhibition Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic, presents a series of Australian Gothic Cinema. Peter Weir’s 1975 Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock will be brought back to the big screen, followed by a panel discussing the film. Panel consists of screenwriter Cliff Green; actress Helen Morse who starred in the film; author Dr Brian McFarlane and academic/journalist Dr Mark Nicholls. Hosted by Carol van Opstal.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm