Frederick Sterne (?-1951), 'Interior Design: Melbourne Technical College Correspondence School', c. 1948
    Wolf Wennrich (1922-91), Object, 1974. Silver, acrylic, steel, brass, 7.7 x 7.7 x 4.7 cm. WE McMillan Collection. RMIT University Art Collection.
    George Johnson, Structures 9, 1983, acrylic paint, 122 x 107 cm. RMIT University Art Collection, RMIT.1983.

Exhibitions

Melbourne Modern: European art & design at RMIT since 1945

21 Jun 11:00am -
17 Aug 5:00pm

RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia

Free

Curators: Jane Eckett and Harriet Edquist

In the wake of World War II hundreds of exiled and displaced European artists, architects and designers arrived in Melbourne and sought employment with RMIT.  Melbourne Modern traces a legacy of European intervention and interdisciplinarity through successive generations of RMIT teachers and students to the present day.


Artists Tate Adams, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Robert Baines, George Baldessin, Geoffrey Bartlett, Nicholas Bastin, Richard Beck, Peter Boyd, Peter Clarke, Jock Clutterbuck, Terry Cockrem, Su san Cohn, Simon Cottrell, Robert K. Cranage, Leonard Crawford, Norman Creighton, Augustine Dall’Ava, John Davis, Jenny de Nijs, Ken G. Eastwood, Mark Edgoose, Maggie Edmond, Nina Ellis, Peter Ellis, Marion Fletcher, Emily Floyd, Ken Foletta, Ernest Fooks, Hendrik Forster, Ernst Fries, Mari Funaki, Peter Gertler, Donald Gore, Wayne Guest, Bruce Hall, Kirsten Haydon, Gerard Herbst, Hermann Hohaus, Marian Hosking, Robert Jacks, Adrianus Janssens, George Johnson, Vincas Jomantas, N.Rex Keogh, Grahame King, Inge King, Hertha Kluge-Pott, George Kral, Johannes Kuhnen, Andrew Last, Sanné Mestrom, Robert Owen, Robert Pataki, Anthony Pryor, Geoffrey Putman, Norma Redpath, Frederick Romberg, Greg Scarlett, Beatrice Schlabowsky, Tor Schwanck, Antonia Sellbach, Udo Sellbach, Denise Sprynskyj, John Stirling, Frederick Sterne, Fleur Summers, Howard Tozer, Gus van der Heyde, Fran van Riemsdyk, Victor Vodicka, Wolf Wennrich, Margaret West, Normana Wight, Miloslav Zika, Paul Zika, Teisutis Zikaras, Klaus Zimmer, Phillip Zmood.

 


 

Carousel images – left to right

Frederick Sterne, Interior Design: Melbourne Technical College Correspondence School, c. 1948, printed course notes. RMIT Design Archives, Frederick Sterne collection, Gift of Estate of Emden-Snook, 2009.

Wolf Wennrich, Object, 1974, silver, acrylic, steel, brass, 7.7 x 7.7 x 4.7 cm. WE McMillan Collection. RMIT University Art Collection.

George Johnson, Structures 9, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 107 cm, RMIT Art Collection.

 

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