Exhibitions

Yes Yes Yes Yes: graphics from the 1960s and 1970s

28 July – 23 September 2018

Discover the playful spirit, visual energy and political thrust of graphic art from the 1960s and 1970s in this touring exhibition from the Art Gallery of New South Wales. These decades were an exciting period in the visual arts, when advances in printmaking techniques and the ever-increasing power of mass media provided artists with diverse and innovative ways to communicate their ideas to a wider audience. Inspired by the title of a work by Joe Tilson in the exhibition, the phrase ‘yes yes yes yes’ evokes the democratic spirit and ethos of technical innovation shared by many of these artists and their printers, who sought to distribute ‘fine art’ imagery more broadly through methods of mechanical reproduction. The international line-up of artists includes Eduardo Paolozzi, Sigmar Polke, Joe Tilson, and Gerhard Richter.

Joe Tilson E - Erotic - Earth - Eyes from the portfolio A-Z Box ... fragments of an oneiric alphabet ... 1969 (detail) colour photo screenprint, photo screenprint, collage, printed both sides of sheet, 74.8 x 49.8 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1995 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine © Joe Tilson, 1969-70/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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Moving Histories // Future Projections

28 July – 23 September 2018

Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia, curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Baker Smith of Barbara Cleveland (formally Brown Council). The artists in Moving Histories // Future Projections approach their subject matter in a variety of ways – they turn the camera on themselves, re-stage historical events or reimagine alternative futures through speculative accounts of the past. Through repetition, montage and mimicry, they explore a space where time folds in on itself and back again, each looking back while also moving forward. Collectively and individually they act as historians, archivists and archaeologists - excavating historical materials, digging through archives and channeling the past to make new connections across time and space.

A dLux MediaArts exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW

Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Ngallowan (They Remain) (still) (detail), 2014, single channel video, 16:9, PAL, sound, 6:14 mins, courtesy the artists © the artists.