A Selection from the Michael Buxton Collection at the Australian Club
6 May – 2 August 2009
Artists: Stephen Bush, Tony Clark, Emily Floyd, Linda Marrinon, Tracey Moffatt, James Morrison, David Noonan, Patricia Piccinini. Ricky Swallow
From Patricia Piccinini's disturbing video The Gathering, to David Noonan's dramatic collage from the MARKUS series, this exhibition included a broad range of media from the work of influential and acclaimed painters and sculptors. Reflecting the development of an artist's practice over time, this exhibition highlighted the many ways artists experiment with different forms and subjects. Tony Clark who is well-known for his landscapes was also represented in this exhibition with two portraits. Both Patricia Piccinini and Ricky Swallow are acclaimed for their sculptural based works but were represented by video and print respectively. Recent acquisitions such as James Morrison's strange 3D drawing and Linda Marrinon's Emergency Services Worker were presented alongside a number of works that have been in the collection for a longer time such as Tracey Moffatt's iconic Scarred for Life series. Emily Floyd's sculpture Temple of the Female Eunuch was represented by two of the imposing earth mothers alongside Stephen Bush's fantastical landscape.
Road with such intent
Oil and enamel on linen