2010 Exhibitions

Classical Fantasies: The Age of Beauty

Until December 2010

This exhibition traced the development of Neo-Classicism through some of the leading figures of the movement.

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Beauty and Betrayal: Ancient and Neo-Classical Jewellery

30 June – 21 November 2010

This exhibition presented many examples of ancient and Neo-Classical jewellery from the Nicholson Museum and other Australian collections.

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The sky's the limit: Astronomy in Antiquity

3 May – June 2010

How did the antient Egyptians know when the Nile was about to flood? Why was Stonehenge built? Which zodiac sign did Augustus use to legitimise his rule? The answers were in the sky.

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Makarr-garma: Aboriginal Collections from a Yolŋu Perspective

29 November 2009 – 15 May 2010

The Makarr-garma is a ceremony of formal invitation and introduction to Yolŋu land and culture. Guest curator, Dr Joseph Neparrŋa Gumbula uses this concept as a way of welcoming us to share in his understanding of the Yolŋu world.

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Dangerous Worlds

30 May – 12 September 2010

Using inspiration from nature, Enmore TAFE Design and Illustration students created maquettes and works on paper of future human species that live in an utterly altered world.

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China and revolution: history, parody and memory in contemporary art

8 August – 7 November 2010

The exhibition explored the relationship between poster art of the 1960s and 1970s, specifically the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, and contemporary artists whose work engages a conscious dialogue with that period.

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Kent State: Four Decades Later

13 May – 18 July 2010

Dr Ann Stephen and co-curator Luke Parker invited eight contemporary artists of differing generations to reflect on the 40th anniversary of the Kent State shootings and Hamilton’s work.

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Mirror Mirror

January – May 2010

In the 1960s, mirrors began to be used by artists across a spectrum of international movements from pop, kinetic, minimal and conceptual art. Mirror Mirror presents classic mirror pieces from the 1960s and early 1970s.

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