Hiding in Plain Sight: A Selection of Works from the Michael Buxton Collection

18 July – 27 September 2015

The Michael Buxton Collection has partnered with the Bendigo Art Gallery to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this major private collection with an exhibition of works by 16 of Australia’s leading contemporary artists

Focusing on works primarily acquired within the last decade, Hiding in Plain Sight is the second major institutional exhibition drawing on the collection since its foundation. The selected works demonstrate the depth and diversity of the collection, as well as its focus on acquiring significant, challenging and ambitious works and projects. Hiding in Plain Sight is underpinned by themes of transformation, metamorphosis, camouflage and the interrogation of accepted truths, bringing together artists with a commitment to expanding our understanding of the present moment with intelligence, humour, emotion and doubt.

Artists: Hany Armanious, Pat Brassington, Stephen Bush, Mikala Dwyer, Marco Fusinato, Tony Garifalakis, Mira Gojak, Ronnie van Hout, Jess Johnson, Nicholas Mangan, Callum Morton, David Noonan, Ricky Swallow, Daniel von Sturmer, Louise Weaver and Justene Williams.

This exhibition has been supported by the ANZ.




Louise Weaver, Taking aChance on Love (detail), 2003Photo: Mark Ashkanasy

Louise Weaver, Taking a
Chance on Love
(detail), 2003
Photo: Mark Ashkanasy