50fifty, a wonderful exhibition of 50 significant artworks from the Curtin University Art Collection, has opened at the John Curtin Gallery.
The exhibition features a diverse range of artworks grouped across the five decades of Curtin’s history. Local, national and international artists are represented, including many alumni who have contributed to the cultural life of the campus and the wider community.
The Collection was established in 1968 and has grown to include over 2,700 objects and has strengths in Indigenous, Australian modernist and contemporary art. This stunning exhibition clearly shows the importance of the Collection, and the Gallery, to the cultural and artistic life of the University and the broader community.
To kickstart this initiative, the University’s recent acquisition by one of Australia’s leading painters, Brian Blanchflower, was featured. Canopy XXII (Time Generator) from 1990 is a signature work from the artist’s magnificent Canopy Series.
Listen to Chris Malcom, Director of John Curtin Gallery, and Collection Manager Lia McKnight’s interview with RTR FM talking about the pieces that reflect our art collection and its diversity in art practice. Go to RTR FM’s website and play podcast.
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