This exhibition presented selected works by artists from, or inspired by, Australia and New Zealand, in celebration of our season focused on Antipodean culture and heritage. The collection of work was diverse while the artists are connected by their emotional and psychological engagement with the Australasian landscape and outback topography. It is this deeply-rooted commitment to a sense of place that enlivens their imagination and fuels their practice – the landscape consciously or unconsciously entering their work and, ultimately, their values.
Euan Macleod has explored the Alpine area of New Zealand as a climber encountering the elemental and magnitude of forces in the environment. His inhabited ‘landscapes’ offer representation of his internal world, rather than referencing a specific place.
Other artists included in the exhibition were: Ros Auld, Dianne Fogwell and members of the Papunya Tula Artist group Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Ray James Tjangala, Florrie Watson Napangati and Leonie Napaltjarri.