Reinventions: sculpture + assemblage
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Rosalie Gascoigne The colonel’s lady 1976
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Reinventions: sculpture + assemblage features a diverse range of contemporary treasures from the national art collection, including works from the 1960s and 1970s through to the present day by artists such as Colin Lanceley, Rosalie Gascoigne, Robert Klippel, Neil Roberts, Ricky Swallow and Timothy Horn.
This exhibition is about the surprising, inventive adaptation of materials and ideas. Assemblage is the process of re-assembling discarded, found objects and materials in new contexts. Other sculptures in the exhibition reflect the idea of reinvention with new and innovative approaches to the use of traditional materials such as bronze and porcelain.