Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Medium 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Jill Orr
Exhume the grave: Worker 1999
C type print
Geelong Gallery
Purchased through the Victorian Public Galleries Trust, 1999
© Courtesy of the artist

Juan Davila
A bush burial 2000
oil on canvas
Geelong Gallery
Gift of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and the Geelong
Gallery Foundation, 2001
© Juan Davila, Courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art


Exhume the grave—McCubbin and contemporary art

Saturday 14 August to Sunday 28 November 2021

Frederick McCubbin’s enduringly popular narrative paintings set within the Australian bush have been the inspiration for post-modernist interpretations by contemporary Australian artists. Drawing largely from the Gallery’s permanent collection, this exhibition brings together works by Juan Davila, Jill Orr, Polixeni Papapetrou and Anne Zahalka that re-interpret key paintings by McCubbin and recurring themes in his work through the lens of cultural diversity and feminism.

A Geelong Gallery exhibition


Events

Talking art—Lisa Sullivan, Jill Orr, Anne Zahalka and Sarah Walker (a virtual event)