• John Nixon. Photo: Viki Petherbridge

    Photo: Viki Petherbridge

  • New acquisitions 2007–10

    20 Mar 2010 to 21 Jul 2010
    Curator: Bala Starr

    Artists include:Benjamin Armstrong, Leonard Brown, Jon Cattapan, Charles Conder, William Dargie, Juan Davila, Destiny Deacon, Robert Hannaford, Brent Harris, David Jolly, Donald Laycock, Nick Mangan, Paul Montford, John Nixon and Vivienne Shark LeWitt.

    This exhibition of recent additions to the University of Melbourne Art Collection consists of works by a group of artists. A suite of early drawings by Jon Cattapan and a significant group of drawings made in the 1980s by John Nixon are included. Other items include English glassware and Egyptian Coptic textile fragments from the fifth to the seventh century.

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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

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