Art Gallery Notes

Gallery Insights 1, 2 and 3, 2020

Gallery Insights taps into a series of tours run by the Gallery’s Special Interest Groups (SIG), managed by Dianne Speck, the Gallery’s SIG Manager.

We start the year, in February, with a tour of the exhib­i­tion:

Adelaide Cool: The Abstract Art of David and John Dallwitz 

This exhib­i­tion features the work of Adelaide father-and-son artists David and John Dallwitz and includes paintings, sculpture, moving images, photo­graphs, textiles and jewellery. It celeb­rates the 50th anniversary of David’s milestone solo exhib­i­tion in Sydney. I am sure many of you will have strong memories  of the ’60s  with its adoption of strong colours and forms that chal­lenged the status quo.

This tour will also include some works by other prominent Adelaide designers and artists, think, Khai Lew and Hossein and Angela Valamanesh.

In March the tour will offer scope for your guide to introduce:

New Works in AGSA’s  Melrose wing

You may have noticed that new works are regularly being added to the walls of the gallery. These may be new acquis­i­tions or works that have not been shown for some time. in either case, they have been carefully placed by the curator to enhance the viewers’ exper­i­ence of the gallery and we want to share this with you.

In April the tour will be:

The 30th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres

The Adelaide Biennial is the longest running curated survey of Australian Contemporary Art. In 2020 the curator, Leigh Robb, has invited artists to make visible the monsters of our time. Don’t be afraid.… what you can look forward to are works by many of the contem­porary artists that you are familiar with from earlier exhib­i­tions and their inter­pret­a­tion of contem­porary issues which they want to make visible, to examine in an envir­on­ment of social engage­ment that AGSA gallery space offers. Something to engage with!

Dianne Speck

Special Interest Groups Manager