The exhibition explores the foundations of the Art Collection in the 1970s and its evolution to the present, through the display of major works of art by Charles Blackman, Inge King, Colin Lanceley, John Olsen and Fred Williams.
The creative intersections between contemporary art and performance are evident in recent works of art inspired by dance, music, opera, theatre and circus. Contemporary artists included in the exhibition are Jon Campbell, Angela Cavalieri, Siri Hayes, Robert Jacks, Vernon Ah Kee, Robert Owen, Wendy Sharpe and Anne Zahalka.
The exhibition also showcases some of the portraits and personalities represented in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Collections. Celebrated performers include turn-of-the-century opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba; Australia’s world-renowned illusionist, The Great Levante; visionary ballet founder, Edouard Borovansky, and dancer, Marilyn Jones; theatrical maestro, Barry Humphries; and singer-songwriter, Nick Cave.
12 July - 21 September, 2014 | Gallery 1 | Open daily 9am - late FREE!