The 1950s in Australia was a period of transformation. The influx of European migrants saw a melding of cultures that transformed perspectives and approaches to food, architecture, film, literature, and art. Now, Carrick Hill is paying tribute to the European émigrés to Adelaide, in an extensive exhibition showcasing over 30 artworks by 25 Australian artists.
Adelaide Mid-Century Moderns surveys the modernist art of the area during the 1950s and 60s, where traditions changed and new styles emerged in expressive, abstract ways. The represented artists include, but are not limited to, the likes of John Baily, Syd Ball, Dora Chapman, Lynn Collins, Ludwik Dutkiwicz, Wladyslaw Dutkiewicz, Barrie Goddard, Barbara Hanrahan, and many more.
“We are delighted to bring together this remarkable collection of artworks, celebrating the dynamic and innovative spirit of the mid-century modern movement,” says Carrick Hill director, Susan McCormack. “During this transformative era, Adelaide’s art scene experienced significant flux, welcoming artists with diverse backgrounds and fresh artistic approaches.”
View, in pictures, the vibrancy of the Adelaide modernists.
Adelaide Mid-Century Moderns: Émigrés, mavericks and progressives
2 August—15 October
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