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Light + Shade – A New Exhibition on Max Meldrum and the Tonalists

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
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Admire the distinctive art style of 'the Meldrumites'
The Art Gallery of Ballarat presents the art of Max Meldrum, one of Australia's most influential 20th century painters, in a new exhibition, Light Shade: Max Meldrum and his followers. Despite recent neglect of the genre, Meldrum's Tonalist movement is said to be one of the most unique and memorable Australian art movements, playing a role in the development of Australian Modernism. The Tonalist movement flowed through the art world from early to mid 20th century. Tonalism is identifiable by muted tones, 'misty' appearance and restricted colour palette. Light Shade features distinctive artworks produced in Australia by Tonalist artists between the two world wars. Free entry.

Image credit: Clarice Beckett, Misty evening, Beaumaris, circa 1930. Oil on board. Maud Rowe Bequest, 1937. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
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Why? An exhibition featuring the works of Meldrum's Tonalist movement
Phone: (03) 5320 5858
Where: Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
Cost: FREE
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