20/20: Shared Visions
40 years of Contemporary Australian Art
222 Young Street Waterloo, NSW
Ian W. Abdulla, Khadim Ali, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Robert Campbell Jnr, Barbara Cleveland, Richard Crichton , Isabel Davies, Linda Dement, Walter Ebatarinja, Bonita Ely, Sally Garromara and Nellie Nambayana , Raafat Ishak, Harley Ives , Kitty Kantilla, Deborah Kelly, The Kingpins , Maria Kozic, Dhuwarrwarr Marika, John Mawurndjul, David McDiarmid, Lenie Namatjira, Reinhold Inkamala, Ivy Pareroultja and Myra Ah Chee , Maureen Poulson Napangardi, Nasim Nasr, Jimmy Njiminjuma, Bronwyn Oliver , Mary Pan and Nyurpaya Kaika, Thom Roberts, Julie Rrap, Kate Scardifield, Madonna Staunton, Darren Sylvester, Ken Thaiday Snr, Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa, Jenny Watson, Kaylene Whiskey, Roy Wiggan, Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams, Paul Yore, Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu
A dense web of connections stretches across the Artbank collection. The artworks held within our stores tell stories of familial connection, intergenerational inspiration, shared experiences and convictions and evolving practices. This exhibition presents 20 pairs of works that illuminate these relationships and illustrate the wonderfully diverse landscape of Australian contemporary art.
These pairings bring up stories from the collection that may surprise you, or be so obvious they greet you like an old friend. But we also encourage you to look across the room, and see the influences and inspirations that bounce from each artwork to the next, between what is only a small selection of exceptional Australian artists looking to express something about their past, their present and their hopes for the future.
This exhibition celebrates the success of Artbank as a government program that directly supports living Australian artists, through the purchase of their works and making that work accessible, in its 40th year of operation. Artbank has grown to be one of the largest and most diverse collections of contemporary Australian art in the world and the unique leasing scheme brings these works to the public in boardrooms, foyers and homes across the country.
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12 March 2020 to 25 September 2020 - Melbourne Showroom currently closed to the public – please contact Artbank for enquiries
18 July 2019 to 8 November 2019 - Sydney
25 July 2019 to 8 November 2019 - Melbourne