Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw - City of Melbourne
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 Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw

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Description

Described as the enfant terrible of Australian art Ivan Durrant is a leading exponent of photorealist painting as well as a sculptor, filmmaker, performance artist and writer. Durrant first achieved public notoriety in 1975 when he deposited the carcass of 'Beverly the cow' in the NGV forecourt with the intention to shock those who could be horrified at the death of an animal but also happy to eat steak for dinner.

Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw traces the evolution of Durrant's extraordinarily diverse artistic career. It includes his earliest folk paintings made in response to his childhood experiences of country life; the realist paintings, short films and sculptures of the 1970s and 1980s, including his popular race track and movie star series; his controversial and politically motivated performance works; through to his evocative 'soft-focus' shed, football and racing paintings of the 1990s and 2000s. In addition to existing works, Durrant has produced a new larger-than-life sculpture to astonish visitors to the exhibition.

Location

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square
Cnr Russell and Flinders streets
Melbourne VIC 3000


Contact details

03 8620 2222
www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/...


Dates and times

01/05/2020 to 25/10/2020

Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm

Price

This is a free event


Bookings

Not required


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages


Accessibility



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