A diverse selection of works that reflect the Gallery’s active acquisition program, and the generosity of a range of valued donors. Includes paintings by Andrew Browne, Richard Larter, Amanda Marburg, Elizabeth Gertsakis and Fiona McMonagle; works on paper by Del Kathryn Barton, Charles Blackman, Mike Parr and Jörg Schmeisser; decorative arts by Julie Blyfield and Kirsten Coelho; and video work by Simone Slee.
There is no there—Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano
8 December 2018 to 10 February 2019
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano’s collaborative video works explore the relationship of the body with material objects, space and time. In their recent video work There is no there, they extend their concept of performance to a form of community engagement whereby fellow artists, friends and colleagues enact a series of movements and postures inspired by recent media coverage that wordlessly communicate degrees of urgency, anxiety, enquiry and stillness. There is no there is exhibited alongside preparatory works that provide insights to the video’s development and this new direction in the artists’ practice.
Water drawing no. 1—Akio Makigawa
8 December 2018 to 17 February 2019
Akio Makigawa’s sculptural practice focussed on the essential life-giving elements of water, air, earth and fire. Gifted to Geelong Gallery shortly before the artist’s death in 1999, Water drawing no. 1 comprises several scroll-like drawings, metal channels filled with liquid and a single round stone that allude to the physical and spiritual properties of water.
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