Analogue art in a digital world

The exhibition will explore how artists are finding new content in digital media and how technology has altered the nature of analogue art practices.

Language shapes the way we think and the dominant visual medium influences the way we see the world. Many contemporary artists use digital technology in the process of creating artworks. Digital photography, Photoshop, and Google images are standard tools for painters. The sketch book has been replaced by a desktop folder.

In addition to practical uses of technology, digital aesthetics have crept into analogue painting. The invention of photography had a profound impact on painting in the nineteenth century and now digital technology has reinvigorated analogue traditions of art making, pushing representational painting and drawing in fascinating new directions.


Artists: Monika Behrens, Natasha Bieniek, Chris Bond, Andrew Browne, Magda Cebokli, Simon Finn, Juan Ford, Stephen Haley, Michelle Hamer, Kate Just, Sam Leach, Tony Lloyd, Amanda Marburg, Viv Miller, Jan Nelson, Becc Ország, David Ralph, Datsun Tran, Darren Wardle, Alice Wormald.


Banner image: Jan Nelson, ‘Black River Running #10’, 2018. Oil on linen.


Exhibition 7 Dec 2018 – 19 Jan 2019

Analogue art in a digital world

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Natasha Bienek,Biophila, oil on dibond, 9 x 9 cm, 2015,Collection of the artist

News6 Dec 2018

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Juan Ford,Rocket Surgery 2010 oil on linen 76 x 61 cm The Seldon Robinson Collection, Melbourne

News27 Nov 2018

Analogue Art in a Digital World – Exhibition Resource Kit

The Analogue Art in a Digital World (7th December – 19th January 2019) exhibition resource kit is now available. The material in this…