Richard Lewer: The History of Australia - Art Collector

Richard Lewer, The History of Australia (detail), 2017, oil on steel, copper and brass, 141 x 720cm. Courtesy of The Artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

"Over the last few years I’ve read, researched, listened to oral histories, travelled extensively, and interviewed many people, all with the aim of immersing myself in Australia and Australian culture. Giving context to the time that I live in in Australia, I am considering its history, politics, culture, people, et cetera.” – Richard Lewer

Representing the culmination of a period of research, Lewer’s latest body of work, ‘The History of Australia’, projects a national narrative. Throughout his career, Lewer’s visual outcomes have examined the intricacies of social narratives, and offered an immersive view of experience and community. However, ‘The History of Australia’ forms a broader chronicle, summoning the chorus to which these findings contribute. ‘The History of Australia’ provides documentation and an understanding of events that Lewer believes have shaped the Australia we live in today.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 8 February 2018
Exhibition Closes: 17 March 2018
Location: 260 Portrush Road, Beulah Park 5067
Contact: 08 8331 8000
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