John Nixon and Jan van der Ploeg in The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

John Nixon and Jan van der Ploeg in The Kaleidoscopic Turn,  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

The Kaleidoscopic Turn brings together works by artists working with colour, light, sound, movement and space. Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and featuring a number of recent acquisitions, The Kaleidoscopic Turn resonates with references to various artistic legacies of the 20th century from Op art to colourfield painting, offering a range of multi-sensory experiences including immersive installations, kinetic sculptures, video art, works on paper and painting in its diverse and expanded forms.

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Tomislav Nikolic: Eidos, Yuill/Crowley Gallery, Sydney, Australia

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Installation view. April 16 – May 14, 2011 Tomislav Nikolic’s paintings have always presented centralized fields of colour. In this current series of twelve works the centre is built up by several layers of transparent washes of marble dust and pigment that coalesce into a deep yet luminous colour-field. At the edges of these washes, the colours separate into fine lines, dribbles, strokes, and zips of colour that subtly reveal the underside of the surface […]

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Tomislav Nikolic: Cardinal Mutable Fixed, Yuill/Crowley Gallery, Sydney, Australia

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Installation view March 6-31, 2010 Anyone familiar with astrology knows the twelve zodiac signs can be grouped according to four elements– fire, earth, air, and water—each of which affects the profile of the signs it governs. There is however a further way of organizing the twelve signs, grouping them into three quadruplicities according to their “quality:” cardinal (enterprising and commanding), mutable (subject to change), or fixed (stable). Tomislav Nikolic has referred to astrology in other […]

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