Past Exhibitions

billbrown

19 APRIL - 1 JUNE

Bill Brown is one of the most respected figures in Australian visual arts. A precocious talent in the sixties and seventies, Brown achieved a sophistication, depth and distinctive voice until progressively retreating as an exhibiting artist in the 1980s. However, his reputation grew as an outstanding teacher whose influence as a mentor of real insight inspired a generation of younger artists. This survey exhibition will celebrate his contribution as an artist and teacher in a career spanning over forty years. Works from state and national galleries across Australia, and from private collections, will be presented in this first ever survey of his considerable oeuvre.

An S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition. 

BILL BROWN  Untitled Race Painting  1968  synthetic polymer paint, oil, cotton flag, collage on canvas  122 x 122cm  Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales Purchased 1968

 

realityinflames

7 MARCH - 13 APRIL 

This new travelling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial examines the different ways in which modern artists responded creatively to the Second World War. Works created in this period explored the major social themes of the time as artists sought to comprehend the war’s events and consequences. The exhibition also highlights the innovative styles that were developed in direct response to the experience of war. The exhibition showcases 90 works by over fifty artists – paintings, works on paper, and sculptures – by leading artists such as Stella Bowen, Donald Friend, Joy Hester, Nora Heysen, Frank Hinder, Roger Kemp, Sidney Nolan, Eric Thake, Albert Tucker and Danila Vassilieff.

An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition.

FRANK HINDER  Bomber crash  1949  egg tempra, oil glazes on gesso on hard board  Australian War Memorial Acquired 1951

sculpture

24 JANUARY - 2 MARCH 

In recent years Sydney has become renowned for its diverse public sculpture festivals and this exhibition presents the work of ten leading sculptors including Paul Bacon, Anne Ferguson, Christopher Hodges, Paul Hopmeier, Jan King, Kevin Norton, James Rogers, Hui Selwood, Paul Selwood & Michael Snape for an overview of the dynamic and evolving Sydney sculpture scene.

 

CHRISTOPHER HODGES  Garden  2013  painted steel  217 x 224 x 49cm

opera

22 NOVEMBER - 19 JANUARY

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House this exhibition comprises works by artists including William Dobell, Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, John Olsen, Peter Kingston, Ken Done and many more who have been inspired by this an architectural icon which is one of the most outstanding buildings of the twentieth century. An S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition.

 


PETER KINGSTON  Full Moon, High Tide  2008  oil on canvas  183 x 233cm

PORTIA2013

4 OCTOBER - 17 NOVEMBER

The annual award exhibition for portraiture by contemporary Australian women artists. The award, which was first given in 1965 in memory of the artist Portia Geach, displays selected entries from artists across the nation representing diversity in contemporary portraiture. The Award is recognised as one of the most important celebrations of the talents and creativity of Australian female portrait painters and has played a major role in developing the profile of the nation’s women artists.  

The Trust Company, part of Perpetual, as trustee for the Portia Geach Memorial Award

VR MORRISON  Glorybox  2012  oil on Belgian linen  52 x 38cm

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