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The Kaleidoscopic Turn at NGV Australia

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A colourific exhibition to open in Melbourne next Autumn
NGV Australia will present a colourific exhibition next Autumn, representing pattern trends in contemporary art.

The Kaleidoscopic Turn, celebrates artists using colour, light, sound, movement, space, as well as various optical and kinetic effects, pulling together pieces from NGV's current collections as well as newly acquired artworks.

Stemming from a time rife with physadelic colour and pattern, The Kaleidoscope Turn features artists that have experimented with a range of mediums from the 1960s through to today.

Various artistic legacies will be represented in The Kaleidoscope Turn, covering 20th century Op art to colourfield painting, offering a range of multi-sensory experiences, installations, sculptures, video art, works on paper and painting in diverse forms.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Marta Boto, Eugene Carchesio, David Harley, Melinda Harper, Matt Hinkley, Zilvinas Kempinas, David McDiarmid, Anne-Marie May, Tomislav Nikolic, Bridget Riley, Sandra Selig and Jesus Soto among others.

Key works include:

Anne-Marie MAY
Untitled (Construction of coloured rays) 1993
coloured felt
122.4 x 122.4 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Margaret Stewart Endowment, 1994
Anne-Marie May, courtesy Murray White Room, Melbourne

Bridget RILEY
Twisted curve, olive dominance 1976
gouache over pencil
91.2 x 61.2 cm (sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1976
Bridget Riley 2014. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London

The Kaleidoscopic Turn will open on 20 March 2015 and run until 23 August 2015 at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square. Head to for more information.
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Why? Because you need some colour in your life
When: 20 March to 23 August 15
Phone: (03) 8620 2222
Where: Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Your upcoming exhibit--pattern trends in contemporary art--looks like fun. I'll definitely be attending.

On a somewhat similar theme (perhaps): I'd be tickled pink if sometime you had an exhibit of kinetic sculpture. Mobiles, certainly, but other types of kinetic sculpture as well. Is something like this possible?
by pdbac (score: 0|9) 1735 days ago
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