John and Betty
oil on canvas
If you just can’t get enough of Australian 20th Century Art and Design,
then you’ll be pleased to know that the Tasmanian Museum and Art
Gallery (TMAG) has an exhibition featuring paintings and decorative
arts from some of Australia’s best artists and designers.
According to the TMAG website, featured artists include Merric Boyd,
Grace Cossington Smith, Russell Drysdale, Ian Fairweather, Donald Friend,
Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clement Meadmore, Sidney Nolan,
John Perceval, Arthur Streeton, Albert Tucker, Patrick Hall
and Philip Wolfhagen.
I’m told that the gallery have an excellent collection of post-war
furniture, including an extensive collection of pieces designed
by Clement Meadmore. Like any gallery, often most pieces are not
on display, so it’s often a good idea to call the gallery and ask if it’s
possible to make a time to view pieces in their collection that
are in storage.
C20 will be on open to the public from Friday, 17 September 2010
until mid-2011, and admission is free.
So why not grab a cheap flight to Tassie and check out the exhibition.
Make a weekend of it so you can check out the Salamanca Market, which runs
every Saturday 8.30am-3pm at Hobart’s Salamanca Place. Who knows, you may
well find a nice vintage piece.