Assembled (Greater Than the Sum...)

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24 Aug 2006 - 08 Oct 2006

Assembled draws together works from The Holmes à Court Collection by significant contemporary Australian artists from the last three decades. The selected works are each comprised of multiple parts, and span a variety of media including painting and found objects. Since the late 1970’s Australian Art practice has examined and reflected on identity politics and the transitory worlds we occupy. Not surprisingly then, many of the works in Assembled are linked by the formal device of employing multiples or components, providing an analogy for the ever changing and fragmentary environment of recent years. Featuring nationally renowned artists such as Immants Tillers (currently showing at the National Gallery of Australia), Karl Wiebke and Rosalie Gascoigne, this exhibition highlights some of the more unconventional and sometimes challenging works from The Holmes à Court Collection.

Rosalie Gascoigne, Spring I, 1982
assemblage, 147.5 x 122 cm
© Rosalie Gascoigne, licensed by Viscopy, 2006
Susan Cohn, I Protest: LOVE NO WAR (1), 2004
badge units and mixed media on aluminium, 179.5 x 119.6 cm
© Susan Cohn