Exploring nature: works from public gallery collections

Published on 21 January 2019

Exploring nature: works from public gallery collections will be on display in Glen Eira City Council’s Gallery from Tuesday 22 January until Sunday 10 February.

The exhibition explores diverse interpretations of the landscape and the natural environment in Australian art, encompassing paintings, photography, drawings and ceramics.

Spanning over 100 years of Australian art, the exhibition will include the work of major Australian artists Fred Williams; Arthur Boyd, Emma Minnie Boyd; Clarice Beckett; Max Meldrum; Brett Whiteley; Ponch Hawkes; Stephen Bush; Peter Daverington; Valerie Sparks and other artists.

Works from Glen Eira City Council’s art collection; Port Phillip City Collection; Bayside City Council art and heritage collection; and Town Hall gallery collection will be featured.

The cultural significance of Local Government art collections is celebrated through a richly layered selection of historical and recent acquisitions. From the atmospheric seascapes of renowned modernist Clarice Beckett, to majestic fantasy visions of nature by contemporary artist Peter Daverington, the exhibition encourages a rich engagement with the natural world.

A free floor talk by Council’s Curator about the exhibition theme and the history of Council’s art collection will be held on Friday 8 February at midday.

For further information about the exhibition, public programs or to book, visit www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/gallery or contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.

Ponch Hawkes
poetry of the earth v 2016
Digital archival print
50 x 50 cm
Glen Eira City Council Art Collection