Australian Surrealism

The Agapitos/Wilson collection

Surrealism, the great revolutionary movement originating in France in the 1920s, was to change the course of Australian art in the 1940s. A generation of Australian artists including James Gleeson, Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd and Max Dupain encountered Surrealism at a formative time in their careers, and its influence transformed their art forever.

Art Exhibition previously on at National Gallery of Australia in Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
From Saturday 16 February 2008 to Sunday 11 May 2008

Doll's head and goat's skull image

Published by anonymous on Monday 28 April 2008.
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Drawn from the recently acquired James Agapitos OAM, and Ray Wilson OAM, collection of Australian Surrealist art, this exhibition shows the extraordinary breadth of Surrealist practice in this country from the 1920s to the 1950s.