New Histories

Ten artists and collectives have created new works that reimagine historic paintings from Bendigo Art Gallery’s 19th and early 20th century Australian and European collection. Encompassing performance, sound, film, painting and textiles, the exhibition recalibrates history through the lens of contemporary culture, challenging the notion of art as historic record and subverting what Curator Jessica Bridgfoot terms, ‘the legacy of a Euro-Western superiority complex’. The new and historic artworks are reframed in a series of installations throughout the gallery.

FAMILY FIRST! (Paul Yore & Devon Ackerman), The Birth of a Nation, 2018, mixed media, 170 x 160cm. Photograph: Ian Hill. Courtesy the artists and Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

Bendigo Art Gallery
Until 29 July, 2018