Opens 09-02-2018, closes 01-07-2018
This exhibition acknowledges Anna and Richard Green’s generous donation of twenty-three artworks to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts program.
This collection of significant Australian art from the late 20th century and early 21st century includes works by artists such as William Robinson, Euan McLeod, Rick Amor, Jock Clutterbuck, James Gleeson, Clifton Pugh, and Stephen Lees.
In these artworks there are figures lost and alone in harsh landscapes; surreal dreamscapes; and distant horizons that will never be reached.
The title of the exhibition comes from one of the featured works: Imants Tillers’ painting Nature Speaks: N. Tillers was one of the first Australian artists to adopt postmodern ideas and integrate strategies of deconstruction and appropriation into his art practice. He often questions the nature of reality, authorship, truth and existence.
Imants Tillers (b.1950)
Nature Speaks: N, 2000
synthetic polymer paint and gouache on 36 10 by 14” canvas boards, No 66773 x 66808
150 x 213.3cm
Donated under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Richard and Anna Green (née Knight), 2017