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Sadly former Prime Minister (1983-91) Bob Hawke, died on election eve.
Often when a great leader dies there is a sense of loss that ends an era, but when Bob died it felt like the loss of a family member.
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Contemporary Art


The first large-scale exhibition to survey Melbourne artist Tom Nicholson’s acclaimed drawing, sculptural and social art practice, Tom Nicholson: Public Meeting opens at ACCA on 6 April as part of ACCA’s annual Influential Australian Artist Series.


Tom Nicholson’s internationally regarded practice explores the relationship between history, collective actions and their traces. A common motif within his work is the notion of the public monument, it’s weight, authority and finality, and also its ability to be questioned, reconfigured and reimagined.

Nicholson works with historical materials and the visual languages of art and politics to create new narratives informed by listening, taking account and giving voice to others, with an insistence on acts of imagination, solidarity and justice.

Originally trained in drawing, a tradition that deeply informs his practice, Tom Nicholson is one of the most prominent Australian artists on the international stage, and has been included in major international exhibitions including Gwangju Biennale, 2018; Biennale of Sydney, 2006 and 2018; The National, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2017; Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK, 2016; Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, 2015; the Qalandiya International, West Bank and Gaza, 2012, 2014 and 2016; Shanghai Biennale 2012; among others.

Tom Nicholson: Public Meeting  6 April – 16 June 2019.Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am–5pm, Weekends 11am–5pm Entry is always free

also at ACCA

Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968-1991

Digging for Honey Ants: the Papunya mural project

The creation of murals at the Papunya School in 1971 is cited as the singular catalyst that set off the Western Desert Painting movement. The truth of this claim is in fact more complex, confounding and consequential.

Art historian John Kean was Art Advisor at Papunya Tula in the late 1970s and will examine the subject of the murals and the broader social context in which they were created in the second lecture in ACCA’s annual lecture series, Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1991 on Monday 29 April.  Defining Moments is a two-year series of lectures designed to shed light on markers of change in Australian art.

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4 thoughts on “Melbourne Press”

  1. Thank – you April on the fabulous write up about my art exhibition ‘Contrasts’. You have such a great writing style & I look forward to reading more of your articles in the near future. I will definitely be spreading the word about your blog. Keep up the awesome work 🙂


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