'There is no abstract art ...'


13 January – 18 February 2018 
Opening Friday 12 January, 6 pm 



'There is no abstract art...'

Devonport City Council Permanent Collection
Curated by Erin Wilson  

The title of this exhibition is taken from the Pablo Picasso quote: ‘There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterwards you can remove all traces of reality.’ This exhibition explores the notion that all artworks represent something, whether an object from the world, an idea or an intent.

Drawn from the DCC Permanent Collection, this exhibition includes works by Australian artists ranging from the 1970s to the 21st century. The artists represented engage with different types of abstraction, from abstract expressionism, to conceptualism and geometric abstraction.  ‘There is no abstract art…’ explores the ways in which the works relate to the world, and how we find meaning in and relate to abstract art.



Image credit: Paul SNELL, Elliptic #201201, 2012, lambda metallic print, DCC Permanent Collection. Courtesy of the Artist.




Down the Rabbit Hole with Scissors - Gina 

This exhibition of collages has been inspired by the artist’s travels and desire to ‘make’ throughout her journeys overseas and at home. Much of the subject matter has been found and recycled to form surreal and at times, unsettling images that stir the imagination and memory.


Image: Gina, A New Story, 2016, reject portion of painting, found ephemera, ink. Courtesy of the artist.

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