Art & Land: Contemporary Australian Visions
1 November – 8 December 2001
Scott Avery, Irene Briant, Greg Creek, Fiona Foley, Mary Napangardi Gallagher, Christine James, Catherine K, David Keeling, Leah King–Smith, Ingo Kleinert, Danny McDonald, Victor Meetens, Harry Nankin, Patrick Pound, Gregory Pryor, Walala Tjapaltjarri, Kevin Todd, David Wadelton, Heather Winter and John Wolseley
The landscape infuses the psyche of all Australians, and visions of the land have long been projected as fundamental to Australia's national identity.
Art & Land explores contemporary views of the landscape in painting, drawing, sculpture and sound by twenty Australian artists. It is not an exhibition about heroic visions of landscape, but rather an exploration of cultural issues around the concept of 'the land', such as history, politics, science, aesthetics and spirituality, and the notion that representation of the land is culturally constructed.
A touring exhibition organised by Noosa Regional Gallery on behalf of Asialink. Curated and catalogue essay by Kevin Wilson.