Janine Tanzer: Resting Places

Venezia Australis

2 April - 1 May 2005

A major touring exhibition prepared by Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, and coinciding with the 15th Castlemaine State Festival.

It brings together, from public and private collections, works by Australian artists inspired by their experiences of Venice. Oil paintings, watercolours, prints, drawings and photographs cover the period from 1990 to 2000 with a focus on the Edwardian, especially Streeton, but including work by artists working today.

This is a rich and stimulating exhibition reflecting the encounter of the rapidly changing sensibilities of modern Australia and a renowned, almost mythical, site dating from a remote time and culture but still very much alive.

Streeton

 

 

 

Arthur Streeton
The Domes of St Marks
1908

Carrick

Ethel Carrick Fox
Venice
c. 1907

Barmby

Lisa Barmby
My Blue Poles (detail)
1999

Janine Tanzer, Gold & Silversmith
Resting Places

2 April - 1 May 2005

This series of works, Resting Places or Tombs, reflects the artists's interest in the mysteries of ancient societies. Fortress-like outer vessels hide and protect precious ornaments which prove to be more enduring than the departed they are intended to adorn. The works have an air of secrecy which invites participation in a timeless, arcane ritual.

Janine Tanzer
Tomb 9
2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Janine Tanzer
Tomb 3
2000