CURRENT EXHIBITION : INTIMACY
21 February - 16 May 2021
This exhibition is about intimacy and its antithesis. It offers a look at the past through the lens of the present and in particular the state that overcame humanity throughout 2020. With attention to the joys of proximity with others and the pain of separation, Intimacy considers different states of humanity, it pictures people and different relationships; scenes of decadent celebration, nights at the theatre and groups of people clustered at the beach, in contrast to scenes of isolation, convalescence, despair and emptiness. Intimacy acts as a reminder of the value of others, of caring and celebration, of the potential of a joie de vivre in a world where intimacy is so easily endangered.
Rick Amor, Hans Arkeveld, Merrick Belyea, Josl Bergner, William Boissevain, Charles Conder, Robert Dickerson, William Dobell, David Downs, Russell Drysdale, Emanuel Fox, Anne Marie Graham, Guy Grey Smith, Paddy Jaminji, James Linton, Francis Lymburner, Mary McLean, Alexander Nganjmirra, John Oldham, Margaret Priest, Thea Proctor, Peter Skipper.
Image: Anne Marie Graham, The Outing, 1968, Copyright of the artist's estate.