“Art? Art! Art…” is an exhibition of beautiful and provocative works by some of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists: Abdul Abdullah, Pat Brassington, Matt Calvert, Michael Cook, Amanda Davies, Fiona Hall, Ben Quilty, Lucienne Rickard, Cyrus Tang, Nathan Taylor, Daniel von Sturmer and Megan Walch.

The artworks have been especially selected to fascinate both those viewers who are curious about contemporary art and those who may be rather sceptical or confused about its value. The exhibition is an opportunity to check out the artworks, and for viewers who want to have their say about the work and ask questions, can to do so in a safe and anonymous environment.

The exhibition has been curated by Dr Jane Deeth, who runs a consultancy called New Audiences for Art and has over 25 years experience working in the visual arts in Tasmania. Deeth is particularly interested in the different reactions viewers have to challenging contemporary art, and how we might figure out what it’s all about.

Community and school groups can make a special booking with the curator. Individual viewers are welcome any time. In addition, there is a program of artists’ talks and guided tours. The program is on the gallery website for details: www.clarenceartsandevents.net/

The exhibition is an initiative of Clarence City Council’s Cultural Program and was fortunate to receive funding though an Artist and Curator Residency Grant supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and Museums and Galleries of New South Wales.


Exhibition Title: Art? Art! Art…

Curator:  Jane Deeth

Venue: The Barn at Rosny Farm, Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park, Clarence

Exhibition Dates: July 14 – August 13 2017

Gallery Hours: 11am to 5pm daily or by appointment