16 September – 23 October 2011

The cultural past was acknowledged in this exhibition by contemporary Australian visual artists who reference traditional genres and techniques, often appropriating directly from earlier masters. These artists layer history with present-day concerns to create artworks – paintings, sculptures, photomedia and body art – that address social and human issues with inventive and engaging wit.


  • Giles Alexander (GBR/AUS)
  • Dianne Jones (AUS)
  • Arlo Mountford (GBR/AUS)
  • Rodney Pople (AUS)
  • Leslie Rice (AUS)
  • Bruce Rowland (AUS)
  • Ricky Swallow (AUS/USA)
  • Anne Zahalka (AUS)

A gallery project curated by Meryl Ryan

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Photo: (re)vision installation Photo: (re)vision installation featuring works by Ricky Swallow (foreground)