Saturday, August 31, 2013

Exhibitions at AGNSW: Art for a new world

To see at the Art Gallery of New South Wales:

Sydney moderns, art for a new world

Roy de Maistre Rythmic composition in yellow green minor

Over 180 works by Australia’s most iconic artists, exploring the making of a modern city.

From humble beginnings to a thriving metropolis, Sydney in the 1920s and 30s was in the midst of great change. By the early 20s its population had grown to one million and its urban environment was being transformed by exciting new structures, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge.Like the changing city, artists in Sydney were forging new paths. As the city grew in confidence as a modern destination, so too did adventurous artists keen to explore innovative ways of using colour, light and abstraction in their interpretation of the new world around them.

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