My Head is a Map: A Decade of Australian Prints.

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My Head is a Map: A Decade of Australian Prints.


Australian National Gallery (26 September 1992 – 15 January 1993)


(1992 – 1993)


Multi-artist exhibition. Located: Australia (ACT). Prints.


Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints, National Gallery of Australia


Roger Butler 64p. ill. (some colour), biogs. ISBN 0 642 13035 3

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The exhibition My head is a map celebrates ten years of collecting from the Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund from 1982 to 1992. A former Chairman of the Australian National Gallery of Australia Council, Gordon Darling is an enthusiastic and tireless supporter of the Gallery. His gererosty is enabling the National Gallery to form the pre-eminent collection of contemporary Australian prints. Comprising works by 25 artists and workshops from all over Australia, the exhibition was displayed at the National Gallery in Canberra during 1992-1993 and is touring to each state and territory within Australia during 1994 and 1995.

Artists represented include Tony Coleing, Kate Lohse, Bea Maddock, Nicholas Nedelkopoulos, Mike Parr, Jimmy Pike and 85 year old Miitzi Shearer, who for many years, has pursured a highly individual style informed by her European background. Among the younger printmakers whose work is on display are Jo Flynn, Helen Wright and the Koori artist Fiona Foley. Also featured are prints by the Australian novelist and artist Barbara Hanrahan, who died recently at the age of 52.