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Rhythms of the Earth: Selected Works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection

TWMA Rhythms of the Earth

Rhythms of the Earth: Selected Works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection

30 Jul 2022 – 30 Nov 2022

Earth encompasses terrain, flora, fauna, geology and climate. It is a cosmological concept, one that reaches to the sky and deep beneath the ground. For First Nations people, the earth guides and informs culture. The Earth has its rhythms—albeit irregular and at times volatile—as do the myriad visual productions made in response to this dynamic restlessness. Artistic interpretations of our landscapes have arguably been the most persistent form of artmaking in Australia.

Drawing on works from TarraWarra Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this exhibition celebrates the leading figures in Australian art who have explored and vividly expressed the rhythms of the Earth—Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Angelina Pwerle, Judy Watson, Fred Williams, John Olsen, Mandy Martin, Brett Whiteley, Arthur Boyd, and Godfrey Miller. The exhibition also includes artists who have more specifically observed humanity’s relationship to environments  ravaged by drought, such as Russell Drysdale, or the impact of industrialisation on the landscape, in the case of Robert Juniper and Jeffrey Smart.

Showing together with Sonia Leber and David Chesworth: Where Lakes Once Had Water

Image: Mandy Martin (1952–2021), Romantic Coastal Landscape 1986, oil on canvas, 180 x 240 cm. TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2013.

Gallery Details

TarraWarra Museum of Art
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road
Healesville VIC 3777
T: 03 5957 3100
E: museum@twma.com.au
W: twma.com.au

Opening Hours
Open Tuesday – Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Open 7 days a week from Boxing Day to Australia Day
Open all public holidays except Christmas Day

$10 Adults
$8 Seniors card holders
$5 Pensioners, concession & students
Children under 12 free

Wednesdays – free for 3777 and 3775 postcodes (Yarra Glen, Healesville & surrounds), students, pensioners and concession card holders

Admission is free for CIMAM and ICOM card-carrying members

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.