Tim Johnson

Painting Ideas

A visionary and often eclectic search for artistic and spiritual connections between cultures and countries is at the core of Tim Johnson’s art. This major survey exhibition will range from Johnson’s light performances, films and artist books of the early 1970s to his mature collaborative paintings.

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 20 June 2009 to Sunday 11 October 2009

Published by GAGOMA on Thursday 12 March 2009.
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The exhibition will focus on the humanist conceptual project that underlies Johnson’s practice, his engagement with Aboriginal culture and belief in collaboration, and his search for spiritual meaning influenced by Buddhist and other philosophies.


‘Tim Johnson: Painting Ideas’ will be accompanied by a major publication with essays by co-curators Wayne Tunnicliffe (Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales) and Julie Ewington (Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, Queensland Art Gallery), as well as Dr Chris McAuliffe, Professor Roger Benjamin and Dr Donna Leslie. The exhibition catalogue is available from the Gallery Store and online at www.australianartbooks.com.au.

Organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Queensland Art Gallery.