Stick it! Collage in Australian Art

The word ‘collage’ comes from the French word coller, to glue, and describes the act of gluing or attaching paper, fabric, natural objects and ephemera to enhance or create a work of art. As a creative process, collage blossomed during the 20th century.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 19 March 2010 to Sunday 29 August 2010

Cortical blindness 1966 Melbourne image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 19 August 2009.
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Widely used by Cubists, Dadaists, Surrealists and Pop artists, collage has been prevalent in Australian art since the 1930s. Selected from the NGV Collection, this exhibition looks at how and why artists have chosen to use this technique, both as a final product and as a step in the creative practice.

The exhibition will include the work of Sidney Nolan, James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Mike Brown, Elizabeth Gower, Katherine Hattam, Nick Mangan, Brook Andrew and many others.

Free entry