Step Right Up! The Circus in Australian Art

Run away with the circus at the Mosman Art Gallery! Come and challenge those childhood recollections, tickle your sensory memories and explore an amazing collection of circus images.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mosman Art Gallery in Australia.
From Saturday 20 February 2010 to Friday 26 March 2010

Circus Performers image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 10 March 2010.
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Come and challenge those childhood recollections, tickle your sensory memories and explore an amazing collection of circus images.

Step Right Up! The Circus in Australian Art looks at ‘circus’ from a fine arts perspective. It explores the many mythologies surrounding the circus tradition – as a refuge from real life, as imaginary world of exaggerated good and evil, of physical achievement and mystery.

Step Right Up! The Circus in Australian Art features historical and contemporary artworks drawn from state, regional, commercial and private collections and works from the Albury City collection.

Artists include John Olsen, Jeffrey Smart, Anne Zahalka, Ken Whisson, Ponch Hawkes, John Brack, Fred Williams, Petrina Hicks, George Baldessin, Margaret Cliento and many more.

Public Program

Step Right Up: Curatorial Floor Talk with Jules Boag
Sunday 21 February
Mosman Art Gallery, 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Jules Boag, Exhibition Curator from Albury City Art Gallery will talk about the key highlights of the exhibition.

Circus Tricks and Clowning Around – Free Kids Fun Day
Sunday 7 March
Mosman Art Gallery, 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Roll Up! Roll Up! Kids and parents are invited to join in a fun filled day of circus tricks!