Monday, 26 August 2013

Trip to Ballarat - 23-08-13

Myself and Jason admiring the lovely gallery space at Ballarat 
Visited Ballarat Art Gallery today with staff to assess the exhibition space in anticpation of the University’s 2014 touring exhibition of prints: ‘Radicals, Slayers and Villains’.

I was interested to learn that Ballarat Gallery is actually modelled on Wolverhampton Art Gallery, which the founder, fairly, regarded as the exemplar regional gallery! The inclusion of a John Bratby work in their 20th century rooms also caught my eye, representing a connection with the University of Birmingham.

Other excitements included a retrospective of Robert Clinch’s jaw-droppingly detailed representations of urban Melbourne and a moving exhibition responding to the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, by Doc Ross.

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