Melbourne Modern: European art & design at RMIT since 1945
21 Jun 11:00am -
17 Aug 5:00pm
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 including Tate Adams, Robert Baines, George Baldessin, Geoffrey Bartlett, Richard Beck, Peter Clarke, Jock Clutterbuck, Leonard Crawford, John Davis, Maggie Edmond, Emily Floyd, Ken Foletta, Ernest Fooks, Ernst Fries, Donald Gore, Gerard Herbst, Gus van der Heyde, Herman Hohaus, Robert Jacks, Adrianus Janssens, George Johnson, Vincas Jomantas, Inge and Grahame King, Les Kossatz, Hertha Kluge-Pott, George Kral, Johannes Kuhnen, Sanné Mestrom, Jenny de Nijs, Robert Owen, Anthony Pryor, Norma Redpath, Frederick Romberg, Antonia Sellbach, Udo Sellbach, Tor Schwank, Denise Sprynsky and Peter Boyd (S!X!), Frederick Sterne, Fleur Summers, Fran van Riemsdyk, Victor Vodička, Wolf Wennrich, Margaret West, Normana Wight, Miloslaw Zika, Paul Zika, Teisutis Zikaras, Klaus Zimmer and Phillip Zmood.
Images (carousel) – left to right
Frederick Sterne (?-1951), 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 (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, Point of View, 1992, Acrylic paint on canvas, 137 x 122 cm. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Jenny Zimmer, 2013. RMIT University Art Collection. Accession no: RMIT.2013.64