The Changing Sky
Place, observation, light, air, atmosphere
The Changing Sky will present a selection of landscape works from the collection that reflect artists’ acute observation of and feeling for place, light, air, atmosphere and environment. The exhibition will be curated as a complementary lead-in to Clarice Beckett – Atmosphere, and will include historical and contemporary artists whose work distils the essential elements of landscape and light into potent and poetic images. The Changing Sky will survey diverse approaches to Australian landscape painting by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists: from works by newly arrived artist-educators of the mid-to-late 19th century who brought with them European aesthetics and traditions, to Beckett’s Australian-trained teachers like McCubbin, her contemporaries, and some of those artists who came after her with their own visionary interpretations of Country and Australian landscapes.
A Geelong Gallery exhibition