Rosslynd Piggott is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and has received critical acclaim since the early 1980s. With a foundation based in painting, her practice is wide and varied, encompassing drawing, photography, textiles, video, installation, sculpture and performance. Rosslynd Piggott: I sense you but I cannot see you comes twenty-one years after her first survey exhibition, Rosslynd Piggott: Suspended Breath, also held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1998.
The exhibition features more than 100 artworks, in varying media, linked by ideas that have sustained Piggott from the beginning of her career, such as dream states and Surrealism, synaesthesia and sensory perception, the beauty of gardens and the natural world and the poetics of space and place.
A number of important installations are re-created especially for this exhibition, such as Double breath (contained) of the sitter, 1993–94, which draws on items from the NGV’s Collection of decorative arts and fashion and textiles, including nineteenth-century furniture, shoes and garments. The exhibition also features new paintings and a group of engraved glass sculptures that Piggott has made in collaboration with artisans on Murano Island, Venice, in recent years. These exquisite works have never been exhibited in Australia before.
Rosslynd Piggott | I sense but I cannot see you will be on display from 12 April — 18 August 2019 at the NGV International in Melbourne.
Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, a three-year nationally touring survey exhibition organised by Bundanon Trust, will be on display at the National Art School Gallery, Sydney from 10 January until 9 March 2019 before touring regional institutions across Australia until 2021. Curated by Barry Pearce and drawn principally from Bundanon Trust’s own collection of the artist’s work, Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul explores a lifetime of landscape paintings by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd.
Ben Quilty’s upcoming body of work, The Accident, is largely possessed by images of torment. Predominantly featuring new etchings, the bulk of these works were created in the weeks and months after the artist dislocated his right shoulder and left knee.
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo, led by designer Oki Sato. Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds will be on display from 2 December 2018 – 7 April 2019 at NGV International in Melbourne.