National Gallery Victoria – Ian Potter Centre

This week is NAIDOC Week so I wandered into the NGV Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square.  On the third floor are two free exhibitions – they could not be more different. Vibrant earth colours versus the softest of pastels.

The first is an exhibition of Indigenous artwork: “From Bark to Neon” spread through multiple gallery rooms.  This exhibition displays beautiful “dot” art and “line” art and extends beyond these traditional methods into contemporary indigenous art.  This includes completely different  painting styles and mediums, including neon. However there is always a message or story associated with the works. Includes paintings and sculpture and neon.

On the opposite side of the third floor is an exhibition of contemporary artworks by Rosslynd Piggott “I sense you but I cannot see you”.  As per the title you need to to exercise your eye-sight and your imagination with many of these artworks.  Really interesting tonal works and blending of different pastel colours on a single canvas. Master of subtle.  Includes sculpture, photography, paintings even glassware.

 

 

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