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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.
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