Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening Our Eyes

Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening Our Eyes
Joanna Mendelssohn, Catherine De Lorenzo, Catherine Speck and Alison Inglis
Thames & Hudson

Based on their experiences and research of a selection of core Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art exhibitions staged between 1950-2009, the authors of ‘Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening Our Eyes’, have collated this chronological study. Together they shine a light on the valuable contributions these shows have made to Australian art history. From personal input and collective analysis they reveal how art has helped change past views of Australia, once perceived as a ‘cultural wasteland’, to a country with a multicultural identity. This hardcover book offers essay material, gallery install shots, photographs and reproductions, which promotes the artists and recognises the work of curators, directors, administrators and art historians.