Mediterranean Summers: Australian Artists along the French and Italian Coast

16 March—26 May 2013

This exhibition examines the works of Rupert Bunny, E Phillips Fox, Sir Will Ashton, Ambrose Patterson and many more, to show the inspiration and influence that light and colour had on these painters.

It also looks at the work of tonalists Justus Jorgensen, Colin Colahan and Harley Griffiths to ‘debunk’ art historians criticisms of their work and reasserts their progressive conceptual thought with a stronger use of colour not normally associated with this group of painters.

Image: Sir Will Ashton. Monaco. Oil on canvas on board. 36 x 45 cm

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Willam Dja Dja Wurrung Balug
Wokuk mung gole-bo-turoi
talkoop mooroopook

Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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