Past exhibitions

2013 exhibitions

1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art

Detail of Ian Burn, Installation photograph for Xerox Books, Pinacotheca, 1969

3 August – 25 October 2013

This exhibition was a reconstruction of the first Conceptual art exhibition in Australia, sent by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden to the Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne, in 1969.

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True to Form: Models made for science

Sheep, possibly Marcus Sommer company, Germany. 20th century. On loan from Veterinary Science.

25 March – 9 August 2013

An intriguing exhibition at the University of Sydney’s Macleay Museum provided a rare opportunity to see models used in the teaching of science and medicine at the University from the 1880s.

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Test Pattern

Detail from Test Pattern exhibit

4 May – 26 July 2013

Test Pattern brought together works by intergenerational artists across painting, video and installation, to provide an overview of the influence of found abstraction in Australian contemporary art.

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LEGO Colosseum

Detail of the Colosseum

Until June 2013

The largest ever LEGO model of Rome's famous Colosseum was on display at the Nicholson Museum from July 2012 until June 2013.

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JW Power: Abstraction-Creation, Paris 1934

JW Power: Abstraction-Creation, Paris 1934

24 September 2012 – 25 January 2013

A remarkable reconstruction of JW Power’s 1934 solo exhibition with the Abstraction Création group in Paris, revealing the cosmopolitan vision of this expatriate artist and benefactor.

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Atelier Paris: The Power Studio

Atelier Paris: The Power Studio

2 February 2012 – 26 April 2013

This exhibition showcased the work of Australian artists Barbara Campbell, ADS Donaldson, Alex Gawronski, Michelle Nikou and Tony Schwensen, who spent time at the Power Cité studio residence in Paris.

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The Meaning of Life: Celebrating 50 years of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney

Meaning of Life

28 September 2012 – 8 March 2013

This exhibition commemorates 50 years of the School of Biological Sciences; the students, teachers and research discoveries which make the University of Sydney a leader institution for Biology.

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