Group exhibition: The Triumph of Modernism - Art Collector

   Courtesy: the artist and Hazelhurst Regional gallery & Arts Centre

 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre presents The Triumph of Modernism in the Art of Australia, a major exhibition from the collection of TarraWarra Museum of Art in Victoria.

The Triumph of Modernism spans 60 years of Australian Art and features over 50 iconic works by 26 artists who have shaped the development of modern art in Australia. Curated for Hazelhurst by its patron, Edmund Capon, the exhibition provides an opportunity to see some works that are rarely made available for public viewing.

“This is the first time Sydney audiences will be able to see the collection in such depth, revealing the strength and diversity it holds” said Belinda Hanrahan, Director, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre.

Edmund Capon says: “My objective here has been to illustrate two themes; firstly the triumph of modernism in Australian art and, secondly, the particular qualities and strengths of the TarraWarraand Besen collections.”

The Triumph of Modernism tells the story of a new identity in Australian art commencing post WorldWar II with artists such as Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Russell Drysdale, John Brack, John Perceval and Charles Blackman. Later years see the continuing development of modern art in the works of Fred Williams and John Olsen, and in more recent times in contemporary art by artists Imants Tillers, Howard Arkley and Aida Tomescu.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 26 March 2015
Exhibition closes: 24 May 2015
Location: Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway Gymea NSW 2227
Contact: 02 8536 5700

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