Music from an Unknown Source

Sigmar Polke, left, seal off the doors and do not enter the room. Right, using such laughably simple little words like 'always' or 'never' of 'unfortunately' or 'aw'!

Music from an Unknown Source


Dates: Thursday 3 May – Saturday 16 June

Opening: Wednesday 2 May, 6-8pm

Artist: Sigmar Polke

An exhibition of 40 gouaches by German artist, Sigmar Polke.


A public lecture on the exhibition will be presented on
Wednesday 16 May, 1:00-2:00pm
in the SCA Lecture Theatre
Sydney College of the Arts
Balmain Road, Rozelle (enter campus opposite Cecily Street)
All are welcome
For more details please contact Kate Major on 9351 1008


Music from an Unknown Source brings together a series of 40 gouaches, all produced in the year 1996. Since the early 1960s, Polke has been concerned with the relationship of the reality as contained in a picture and reality itself, the relation between art and daily life. He often takes an ironic position, distancing himself from the actual content and allowing him to concentrate on the form and the material of painting itself.


The exhibition will be opened by Mr Tony Bond, OAM
Director Curatorial, Head Curator International Art
Art Gallery of NSW