image detail: Rosemary Laing, Australia, 1959, groundspeed (Rose Petal) #17, 2001, New South Wales, type C photograph, 110.0 x 195.0 cm (image); Gift of Susan Armitage through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2012, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries,, Melbourne 20121Ph2

Australian Art Post 1945

Galleries 6, 7 & 17
Free entry

In a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, which resulted in constitutional rights for Australia's first people, the Gallery re-presents its Australian collection. This series of new displays highlights the complex and radical changes that occurred in Australian art after the Second World War, including the revelation of Aboriginal art, the Feminist art movement and the rise of conceptual art and post modernism.

The rehang challenges preconceptions of art in Australia as being isolated or singular. To borrow the words of art historian Ian McLean, the re-presentation of the collection will 'examine the place of Australia in the world and the world in Australia'.


AUSTRALIAN ART POST 1945

Interpretive Resources provide opportunities for students to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts, Science, History and Humanities and Social Sciences.

The activities suggested in these resources link with the Australian Curriculum: Arts (Visual Arts) and through the strands of Responding and Making, provide opportunities for students to experience and explore the concepts of artists, works of art, world and audience. These can be used as a starting point to consider a range of perspectives within the context of social, cultural and historical viewpoints.

Download the resources using the links below >

Introduction (includes History curriculum connections and Australian Art resources)
Howard Arkley: Riteroom
Sydney Ball: Banyon Wall
Richard Bell: The Sign Says It
Mervyn Bishop
Noela Hjorth: Sensory Images
Inge King: Blue and Yellow
Reko Rennie: OA_CAMO
Margaret Worth: Genus 1, No. 2



RETHINKING AUSTRALIAN ART VISITS TO THE GALLERY
This learning program provides opportunities for students to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Visual Arts, Science, History and Humanities and Social Sciences.
Take a guided session with one of our Guides, or enjoy displays through independent self-guided group learning supported by the Rethinking Australian Art Interpretive Resources.
When Weekdays during school term (60 min)
Cost Free
Bookings essential Submit a school booking request 
 


Learning at the Gallery
Telephone: (08) 8207 7033
Email: learning@artgallery.sa.gov.au


image detail: Rosemary Laing, Australia, 1959, groundspeed (Rose Petal) #17, 2001, New South Wales, type C photograph, 110.0 x 195.0 cm (image); Gift of Susan Armitage through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2012, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries,, Melbourne 20121Ph2

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