2012 Exhibitions

Vibration, vibração, vibración: Latin American kinetic art of the 1960s and 70s


7 July – 13 September 2012

This exhibition explored the Latin American Kinetic art holdings in the Power Collection. Including well known artists such as Lucio Fontana and Julio Le Parc.

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Coral: Art Science Life

Coral: Art Science Life

13 February – 12 September 2012

Four artists exhibit works that explore our relationship with this fragile waterscape; four University scientists demonstrates the importance of research for understanding the reefs and their future; and two schools in the Torres Strait share their vision of living on the reefs of the Coral Sea.

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The Quest for Red: Trade and experiment


27 March – 30 January 2012

Piracy, war, espionage, exploration and international intrigue were all brought into play at the Macleay Museum in this exhibition, which explored the ways humans have exploited pigments to make the colour red.

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Joseph Beuys and the 'Energy Plan'


7 April – 29 June 2012

Curated by Donna West Brett. This exhibition focused on Joseph Beuys’s fascination with medicine, science, myth and history that forms the basis of his diverse body of work.

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