Part One: 12 March – 15 May 2016
Part Two: 19 May – 31 July 2016
Part one of a new exhibition opens this weekend at TarraWarra Museum of Art curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick and Victoria Lynn.
A panorama is a wide angle view or representation of a physical space, whether in painting, drawing, photography, film or seismic images. For this exhibition, the term panorama will create a context for how artists see the landscape – not simply as a depiction of it, but also an evocation of the layers of history within it. The term panorama will also be used to understand the broader question of TarraWarra Museum of Art itself – its panoramic views, and its site
‘Panorama’ will draw on the collection of the TarraWarra Museum of Art to explore the ways in which artists have represented the Australian landscape over the past several decades. It will feature outstanding works by pioneers who redefined the way we ‘see’ the landscape: Russell Drysdale, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen and Fred Williams, alongside contemporary artists who reveal the complex and often fraught nature of our engagement with place: Daniel Boyd, Danie Mellor, Stephen Bush and Imants Tillers.
Taking advantage of the tremendous depth and strength of the Museum’s collection of landscape paintings, the exhibition will be staged in two parts, with a different selection of paintings exhibited in each half. A program of poetry readings, art historical talks on landscape, geological time and landscape architecture will accompany the exhibition.