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Curator - Robert Hirschmann
Benalla Art Gallery
30th July 2011 - 25th September 2011
Curator Robert Hirschmann has gathered the artworks from the studios and galleries of leading Australian contemporary artists. In addition to an example of the artists work, he has asked for a work from their personal collection. A work which inspires and guides their contemporary artmaking. The results are very interesting. Exhibits include carvings from New Guinea, photographs, religious antiques, a knitted wool installation, many paintings and unconventional works of all kinds. Eighty works are included, representing forty artists and their collection piece of choice. “There are very few exhibitions with this variety and scale presented in public galleries. We have enjoyed the development of the exhibition, the arrival of so many works from far afield and the final presentation, which I personally think is a complete knockout”. Director Simon Klose said. “We congratulate Robert Hirschmann on his selection and the excitement which the exhibition creates. We really want people to come along and enjoy an up to the minute review of much of Australian art and artists”.
Media Release - Benalla Art Gallery