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top image detail: Imants Tillers 'Izkliede' 1994
oilstick, gouache, synthetic polymer paint on 292 canvasboard. Collection of
Gene and Brian Sherman. Part of the Imants Tillers: one world many visions exhibition
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Events and exhibitions
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NADIOC week events >>
To celebrate NAIDOC week the National Gallery of Australia is hosting a variety of events for children and adults including: daily film screenings, workshops, performances and artists' talks. To see a full listing of events click here.
Michael Riley: sights unseen will reveal the prolific talents of a quiet observer whose photomedia including black-and-white portraiture, colour photography, video and film continues to have a profound effect on Australia’s contemporary representation and comprehension of Indigenous Australia.
'The Foundation 19631975'
Friday 14 July 12.45pm
Chilifilms and Mongreldogs productions. Directed by Troy Russell. VHS, 2002, 26 min. James O Fairfax Theatre
This survey exhibition will provide the opportunity to trace the high points of Tillers’ artistic development over the last 20 years. Focussing on the artist’s distinctive ‘canvasboard system’, the exhibition will display key paintings included in the Venice Biennale in 1986, through to the remarkable Diaspora series of the 1990s.
detail: James Rosenquist 'Time dust' 1992, colour pressed paper pulp with lithographic collage, Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 © James Rosenquist. Licensed by VAGA & VISCOPY, Australia
Over 100 days artist James Rosenquist, with master printer Ken Tyler, produced 720 sheets of handmade, hand-coloured paper, forming the basis of this series, which combines commonplace objects such as pots and flowers with extraterrestrial imagery, while investigating problems consumer culture.
Wednesday 12 July 10.30am–12.30pm (repeat 2–4pm) (ages 7–12)
Join Amelia Zaraftis, artist/educator, to make your own paper and create your own works of art using handmade papers. $20; $15 members. Bookings essential.
Michael Riley 'Kristina' taken 1986, printed 2001 Gelatin silver photograph, National Gallery of Australia © Michael Riley, Licensed by The Michael Riley Foundation and VISCOPY, Australia. Part of the upcoming Michael Riley: sights unseen exhibition.