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[Exhibition] Nell x Colin McCahon: Through the Wall of Birth

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  • Free Admission


  • Wed 24 Jul 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Thu 25 Jul 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Fri 26 Jul 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sat 27 Jul 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Sun 28 Jul 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Tue 30 Jul 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm
  • Wed 31 Jul 2024, 10:00am–5:00pm

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This significant exhibition charts the multidisciplinary practice of internationally renowned contemporary Australian artist Nell. In a twist on the conventional solo exhibition, Nell has selected key works by iconic Aotearoa artist Colin McCahon to be shown alongside her own, drawing out fresh dialogues across geographic and generational distance.

Over the past few decades, Nell has developed a recognisable artistic practice that spans painting, sculpture, performance, video, music, and public art - ranging from small intimate objects to large immersive installations. Nell uses the language of art history, popular culture, and spiritual traditions - from a distinctly Antipodean perspective - to create works that are playful, intriguing, and poetic. Highly symbolic motifs, including smiley faces, ghosts, eggs, teardrops, and lightning bolts, recur throughout her works as a tool for communicating the complexities of the human experience.

Nell x Colin McCahon: Through the Wall of Birth is on now at The Dowse until 1 September 2024.

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