A BOY'S OWN STORY | Summer at The Johnston Collection 2019|20

30 Sep 2019 - 4 Feb 2020

Our Summer exhibition will continue our collaborations with makers -  inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create ‘new works based on old objects.’

This year, The Johnston Collection has invited Melbourne and state-based artists and collectives to create and contribute to our annual Summer exhibition.

Featuring work by Douglas McManus; Chris O'Brien; Troy Emery; Noel Button; Lucas Grogan; Tristan Brumby-Rendell; Kevin Smith; Luke Hockley; Edward John Scollay (1917–1985); George Compeigne Campbell (1917-2007): Steve Campbell-Wright; David Pearce; Terry Williams; Trevor Smith; along with David Collyer, his father A. Keith Collyer (1917-1983) and grandfather Archibald Collyer (1883-1939).

The Johnston Collection will be encouraging challenges to traditional making, thinking and practice through contemporary responses to the Collection, along with more traditional responses that reflect historical techniques, materials and making.

This exhibition offers an ‘inspired’ interpretation of the Collection.

This exhibition is supported by The Friends of The Johnston Collection.
Chris O’Brien and Terry Williams are represented by Arts Project Australia, Melbourne.
Trevor Smith is represented by Michael Reid Sydney

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