Photographic Work Exhibited in 'Pictura Britannica', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney curated by the museum's director Bernice Murphy (22 August - 30 November 1997) touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (19 December 1997 - 1 February 1998) and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (27 February - 26 April 1998)

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (1997) Photographic Work Exhibited in 'Pictura Britannica', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney curated by the museum's director Bernice Murphy (22 August - 30 November 1997) touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (19 December 1997 - 1 February 1998) and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (27 February - 26 April 1998). [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Work from Billingham' series 'Rays a Laugh' was exhibited in 'Pictura Britannica', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (22 August - 30 November 1997) touring to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (19 December 1997 - 1 February 1998) and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (27 February - 26 April 1998). The exhibition comprised 120 works by 47 British artists, and was one of the largest surveys of contemporary British art organised by Visual Arts. It was curated by Bernice Murphy, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and was the first show of British art to be seen in Australia since the early 1980s, and formed the main visual component of the newImages festival. Alongside well-established names such as Rachel Whiteread, Sam Taylor-Wood, Damien Hirst and Douglas Gordon were works by lesser known artists such as Jonathan Parsons, Critical Décor, Joan Key, David Cheeseman and Nicky Hoberman. For the showing in Sydney Ceal Floyer, Anya Gallaccio and John Frankland created site-specific works in the gallery, Floyer’s discreet interventions were in marked contrast to Gallaccio’s dramatic outdoor installation using crushed colour glass and Frankland’s elegant lift lobby. A fully illustrated catalogue was published by Museum of Contemporary Art, with texts by Bernice Murphy, Patricia Bickers, Stephen Snoddy. John A Walker, Tony Bennett, Kobena Mercer, David Barrett, Nikos Papastergiadis and Patrick Boylan. ISBN 1 875632 53 0

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 16:24
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 16:24
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7513

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