Tonight TMAG is pleased to open two important new art exhibitions exploring the state’s colonial past, The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania’s Black War and Thomas Bock.
The National Picture has been developed in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and is a major exhibition of colonial art works and contemporary responses to the Black War in Tasmania.
Thomas Bock is an exhibition of the convict artist’s exquisite drawings, watercolours and daguerreotypes by convict artist, developed in collaboration with the UK’s Ikon Gallery.
Tomorrow (17 August) we will be hosting a forum titled “Australian Colonial Art and The National Picture” at 11:00 am in the Central Gallery, featuring the exhibition’s curators Greg Lehman and Tim Bonyhady, as well as NGA curators Franchesca Cubillo and Lara Nicholls.
On Saturday (18 August) we will be hosting a curators’ talk about Thomas Bock, with TMAG’s Jane Stewart and Ikon Gallery’s Jonathan Watkins, at 11:00 am in Argyle Gallery 4.
Learn more about the public programs complementing these exhibitions at our website (link in bio). The National Picture and Thomas Bock are on show in TMAG’s Argyle Galleries from 17 August to 11 November 2018.
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