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Australian art exhibitions : opening our eyes / Joanna Mendelssohn, Catherine de Lorenzo, Alison Inglis, Catherine Speck.
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709.94074 MEN
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Foreword -- Introduction -- 1. Taking the initiative : state gallery directors in the 1950s & 1960s -- 2. A national picture : the impact of Whitlam and the Australia Council -- 3. Exhibitions re-defining the nature of art -- 4. Blockbuster exhibitions and their consequences -- 5. Re-examining Australia's past : colonialism and nationalism -- 6. The centenary years and beyond -- 7. Australian modernism -- 8. Modernism, feminism : what of the women? -- 9. The Aboriginal art revolution -- 10. Exhibiting the present -- 11. A new Australia -- 12. Different modes of engagement -- Conclusion : the values of exhibitions -- Appendix 1 : exhibitions -- Appendix 11 : institutional career paths -- Appendix 111 : select bibliography.
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2018.
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Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames & Hudson,
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416 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimilies (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 31
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9780500501214;
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monograph
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This publication outlines the exciting and often controversial development of Australia's public galleries and the changing conditions that have determined their exhibition program from the 1960's to the present.The extravagantly illustrated chapters
are based on the extensive research of four authors associated with four universities from three states.Richly annotated with multiple appendices and a comphrehensive index of more than 1,500 entries, this publication is an incredible resource for Australian art history that concludes with an analysis of the value of exhibitions that enables visitors to see art with fresh eyes and see the world anew.
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