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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery | Beyond Belief: the Sublime in Contemporary Art

exhibition launch

Image: Michael Gallop, ‘Nostalgia’, 2012, silicone rubber, pigment, mohair, cardboard, paper and polyurethane resin, 30 x 45 x 25 cm.

From the 17th Century onwards there has been a recurring preoccupation with the idea of an art that inspires awe and wonder: the sublime. Historically associated with the natural landscape it remains to contemporary artists using elements of hyper realism, trompe l’oeil, scale, illogic and biology to reinvent the concept of the sublime for modern audiences.

The exhibition will feature the following Australian artists:

  • Patricia Piccinini
  • Ron Mueck
  • Ricky Swallow
  • Sam Jinks
  • Daniel Crooks
  • Michael Gallop
  • Christopher Langton
  • Baden Pailthorpe

A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition by Richard Perram

For more information visit the website.