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Andrew Hazewinkel Two figures (after Caillois) 2013 (detail) plaster, agate, steel 170 x 30 x 30 cm (each figure) Private collection, Sydney © Courtesy the artist
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Remains of the aqueduct of Nero, 1760–78, etching, Baillieu Library Print Collection, the University of Melbourne.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was one of the most extraordinary printmakers of the 18th century. He was also an architect, antiquarian and firebrand. Curator of The Piranesi effect Jenny Long will discuss with contemporary artists Michael Graf and Andrew Hazewinkel what it is about Piranesi's work which continues to excite artists and designers in the 21st century.
Jenny Long is a free-lance curator based in Melbourne and Bendigo.
Michael Graf and Andrew Hazewinkel are well known artists based in Melbourne with a long standing interest in the works of Piranesi. A number of Graf and Hazewinkel works are included in the exhibition.
All welcome, no bookings required.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 5pm