Juz Kitson, Founded on the belief that there is order (detail), 2017.


Chaos & Order: curator’s talk

13 Apr 12:30pm -
13 Apr 1:30pm

RMIT Gallery
Melbourne VIC


Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Chaos & Order: 120 years of collecting at RMIT.

Join Curator Jon Buckingham for a deeper look into this ambitious survey of the RMIT Art Collection.


This talk will explore the contradictions inherent in public art collections and the uses to which they are put.

Besides being a showcase for the work of alumni and staff, who rank among the most highly-regarded artists the country has produced, the intended purpose of the RMIT Art Collection is to tell the story of the university, its ideals and aspirations.

Find out how the exhibition reconciles the academic style of Rupert Bunny, with the minimalism of Rupert Hunter, or the hyperrealism of Sam Jinks, without retreating to historical narrative.

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Artist: Steve Stelios Adam, Tate Adams, Khadim Ali, Howard Arkley, Ali Baba Awrang, George Baldessin, Ros Bandt, Stephen Benwell, Hannah Bertram, Chris Bond, Natalie Bookchin, Peter Booth, Polly Borland, John Brack, Godwin Bradbeer, Philip Brophy, Rupert Bunny, Penny Byrne, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Peter Clarke, Jock Clutterbuck, Michael Cook, Timothy Cook, Noel Counihan, Len Crawford, Daniel Crooks, Augustine Dall’Ava, Alan Davie, Hans-Jürgen Diehl, Craig Easton, Mark Edgoose, Lindsay Edward, Sarah Edwards, Henning Eichinger, Nina Ellis, Peter Ellis, Neil Emmerson, Emily Floyd, Juan Ford, Hayden Fowler, Nigel Frayne, Len French, Sally Gabori, Rosalie Gascoigne, Euan Gray, Nathan Gray, Robert Grieve, Helga Groves, Stephen Haley, Anne Hall, Bill Henson, Petr Herel, Dale Hickey, Clare Humphries, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Sam Jinks, George Johnson, Vincas Jomantas, Roger Kemp, Grahame King, Inge King, Robin Kingston, Juz Kitson, Andrew Last, Sam Leach, Grace Lillian Lee, Lindy Lee, Jenny Loft, George Matoulas, Helen Maudsley, Clement Meadmore, Karen Mills, Hisaharu Motoda, Nick Mourtzakis, Albert Namatjira, Anna Newmarch, Trevor Nickolls, John Olsen, Jill Orr, Claude Pannka, Polixeni Papapetrou, Mike Parr, Wolfganf Petrick, Susan Philipsz, Prince of Wales, Anthony Pryor, Douglas Quin, Clare Rae, Hugh Ramsay, Norma Redpath, Reko Rennie, Klaus Rinke, Kate Rohde, Gareth Sansom, Yhonnie Scarce, Marlene Scerri, Barry Schahe, Greg Semu, Jan Senbergs, Wolfgang Sievers, Bruce Slatter, Studio of Domenico Brucciani, Wilma Tabacco, Antoni Tapies, David Thomas, Christian Thompson, Freddie Timms, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Benjamin Vautier, Darren Wardle, Chris Watson, Charles Wheeler, Fred Williams, Ah Xian, Liu Xiao Xian, Yirawala.


Image: Juz Kitson, Founded on the belief that there is order, 2017. Image by Brett Ellis, courtesy of the artist. Recent acquisition, RMIT University Art Collection.