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5 May - 8 July 2018

AN MPRG exhibition

Coinciding with the National Gallery of Victoria restaging the iconic 1968 exhibition The Field in May 2018, MPRG delves into its own collection and uncover a selection of abstract works from the three years following The Field exhibition 1969-1971. The MPRG collection began in 1970 and there are many large-scale non-objective paintings and prints from this pivotal time in Australian art. Presented in three parts this exhibition will rediscover hidden gems within the collection.

Part 1 – 1969
Col Jordan, George Johnson, John Dallwitz

Exhibition dates: 4 May – 27 May

Part 2 – 1970
Iris Birt, Robert Grieve, David Rankin

Exhibition dates: 29 May – 17 June

Part 3 – 1971
Fred Cress, Alun Leach-Jones, David Rose

Exhibition dates: 18 June – 8 July 

Curated by MPRG Senior Curator Danny Lacy and Nathan Schroeder

Image: George Johnson, Big Blue (detail) 1969, oil on canvas. MPRG Collection. Gift of the artist 1987