detail: Ah Xian, China/Australia, 1960, Jingdong Cloisonné Factory, manufacturer, China , Human human cloisonné bust 3, 2001, Dachang County, Hebei Province, cloisonné enamel on copper, 45.0 x 42.5 x 25.5 cm; Gift of ETSA Utilities and the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2006, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © courtesy the artist

Rethinking Australian Art
Now showing
Gallery 6
Free entry

This series of displays highlights the complex and radical changes that occurred in Australian art after the Second World War, including the revelation of Aboriginal art, the Feminist art movement and the rise of conceptual art and post modernism.

This rehang challenges preconceptions of art in Australia as being isolated or singular. To borrow the words of art historian Ian McLean, the re-presentation of the collection ‘examine the place of Australia in the world and the world in Australia’.


detail: Ah Xian, China/Australia, 1960, Jingdong Cloisonné Factory, manufacturer, China, Human human cloisonné bust 3, 2001, Dachang County, Hebei Province, cloisonné enamel on copper, 45.0 x 42.5 x 25.5 cm; Gift of ETSA Utilities and the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2006, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, © courtesy the artist

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