Saturday, June 28, 2014

TarraWarra Museum of Art - Danie Mellor: Exotic Ties Secret Lies

I went for a drive to the Yarra Valley to see the work of the Indigenous artist Danie Mellor at TarraWarra Museum of Art.

Danie Mellor: Exotic Ties Secret Lies, a UQ Art Museum Touring exhibition curated by Maudie Palmer AO, runs from 10 May to 27 July 2014.

This major survey exhibition looks at different elements of the artist's practice and focuses on Australian history, shared histories, Indigenous perspectives. I found Danie Mellor's work haunting, particularly his installations.

TarraWarra Museum of Art also shows selected works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection. I noticed the painting by Richard Bell "Australian art it's an Aboriginal thing" 2006 and  "Notes to Basquiat: Totem lesson II 2001 by the recently deceased Gordon Bennett.

Entering TarraWarra Estate.

© Barbara Oehring 2014

View from the car park.

© Barbara Oehring 2014

 Relaxing at TarraWarra Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant.

© Barbara Oehring 2014

© Barbara Oehring 2014

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