Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers
Thought Patterns: Selected Works from the Collection
Curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick.
Tarrawarra Museum of Art
23 March – 19 May
By Rex Butler
The shadows are the first thing you notice. They're uncanny, haunting, impossible, technological.
Take Spirit House (2017), which has the one remaining wall of an abandoned limestone building—we are tempted to call it a mission church—casting its shadow under a cumulus-cloudy sky. It's an impossible shadow bec...
Discovering Dobell | Dobell's Circle
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville, 27 May – 13 August 2017
By Victoria Perin
TarraWarra, clearly reaching for the best of both worlds, likes to market itself as 'privately funded, public art museum'. As a charitable not-for-profit company, the museum is sponsored by the Besen Family Foundation, while also receiving project-based public funding. Twinned to a vineyard, it balances out Melbourne's other favourite week...
Paints like a dream
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 18 February – 14 May 2017. Curated by Anna Davis.
By Rex Butler
Louise Hearman complains about the way that in every review of her work she is compared to her partner Bill Henson, while in reviews of Henson’s work she is rarely, if ever, mentioned.
Of course, she is absolutely right: the male Henson is held up as the standard against which she is measured, whereas the female Hearman does not reciprocally set the...
The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver
TarraWarra Museum of Art
19 November 2016 – 5 February 2017
Curated by Julie Ewington
By Helen Hughes
The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver is the first major survey of the work of Australian artist Bronwyn Oliver (1959–2006). Though her career was cut short by her premature death at age forty-seven, the body of work presented within this exhibition has a pulse—writhing with movement and flickering with energy.
Oliver, a Sydney-based artist who undertook severa...