Art of partscollage and assemblage from the collection
17 Sep – 13 Nov 2016
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
With works by Robert Klippel, James Gleeson and Rosalie Gascoigne among others, this exhibition presents some of the key pioneers of collage and assemblage in Australia as well as more recent practitioners.
Fascinating, provocative, strange or spectacular, the works vary greatly – in the materials (often lowly or scavenged), in the extent and nature of ‘found’ elements, and in the variety of ways in which they have been put together.
Highlights include Eugene Carchesio’s tiny Matchbox constructions, the surreal pasted engravings of Sidney Nolan, the political potency of Tony Albert’s Headhunter, Colin Lanceley’s extraordinary triptych of reclaimed detritus The dry salvages and the impressive No 796 by Robert Klippel – a large-scale assemblage of wooden pattern-parts for obsolete machinery.
Image: Katherine Hattam The integrity of the personality 2014 (detail) © the artist