Artists: Brook Andrew Robert Fielding Peter Tyndall Jenny Watson
From Australia: An Accumulation features new print commissions from some of Australia’s most renowned contemporary artists, alongside selected works from the seminal print portfolio ‘Aus Australien’, produced by René Block in 1988.
The project also features new artworks generated from creative workshops held across the country since 2019 that reflect on individual and collective notions of Australian identity. Responding to the recent 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s voyage to Australia, the project engages with diverse communities throughout the country and gives voice to a multiplicity of perspectives around what it means to be from Australia.
The exhibition features works by Brook Andrew, Eugenia Lim, Robert Fielding, Simryn Gill, Rubaba Haider, Chips Mackinolty, Alison Alder, Richard Dunn, John Lethbridge, John Nixon, Mike Parr, Jenny Watson, Vivienne Shark-Lewitt, Peter Tyndall and Ken Unsworth and more. Over 500 artworks will also make up a community portfolio created in workshops held across the country, as well as at each touring venue to provide visitors a chance to contribute to the project. The exhibition will continue to evolve during its tour, with new artworks, interviews and catalogues added at each venue to allow it to respond to local community interests.
A Negative Press exhibition, touring with NETS Victoria. Curated by Trent Walter.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. It also received assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund 2019, supported by Creative Victoria. Additional support has been provided by Persuade Consulting.
Brook Andrew 'Untitled' 2019
drawing in oil stick. 76 x 56 cm. Courtesy the artist and Negative Press. © the artist. Photographer: Matthew Stanton
Robert Fielding 'Tutu' 2020
Screenprint from earth pigments. 76 x 56 cm. Courtesy the artist and Mimili Maku Arts. © the artist. Photographer: Matthew Stanton
Peter Tyndall 'A Person Looks at a Work of Art / someone looks at something...' 1988
linocut and screenprint on paper. 100 x 70 cm. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery. © the artist. Photographer: Matthew Stanton.
Jenny Watson 'The bottled memories 2' 1988
etching, aquatint and watercolour on paper. 100 x 70 cm. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery. © the artist. Photographer: Matthew Stanton