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Turmoil & tranquility—recent acquisitions 2018–19
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2019
works by John Davis and Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

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John Davis
Koan 64 1994
twigs, calico, bituminous paint and cotton thread
Geelong Gallery
Gift of anonymous donors through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2018
© Courtesy of the Estate of John Davis and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne
Photographer: Christian Markel

John Davis

Throughout his thirty-year career, John Davis established an acclaimed reputation as an influential sculptor and installation artist. His practice incorporates a diverse use of materials and provides unique interpretations and representations of landscape and ecology.


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Art and sustainability: A Geelong Gallery collection resource (PDF, 1.76 MB)