Collage: The Heide Collection

When in 1912 Pablo Picasso and George Braque began to incorporate papier collé or pasted paper elements in their cubist compositions, often the discarded oddments of everyday life, they sparked a new means of engaging with the real in art.

Art Exhibition previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Australia.
From Wednesday 24 April 2013 to Sunday 20 October 2013

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Collage was soon adopted by surrealist, constructivist and dada artists, and adapted to three dimensions in assemblages—sculptural forms made from found objects.

Heide protégé Sidney Nolan made some of Australia’s earliest collages in the late 1930s. By the 1960s the technique was widespread, and in more recent years it has come to include digital and conceptual collage in works that use the principles of papier collé in more elaborate ways. This exhibition traces the history of collage in Australia through the Heide collection from the 1930s to the present time. It includes works by Sidney Nolan, James Gleeson, Mike Brown, Murray Walker, Robert Rooney, Elizabeth Gower, John Nixon, Helen Johnson and many others.

Venue Heide II