Melbourne Modern: European art & design at RMIT since 1945
21 Jun 11:00am -
17 Aug 5:00pm
Curator: Jane Eckett
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, Peter Blizzard, Jock Clutterbuck, Peter Cripps, Augustine Dall’Ava, Ernest Fooks, Ernst fries, Gerard Herbst, Gus van der Heyde, Herman Hohaus, Robert Jacks, Adrianus Janssens, George Johnson, Vincas Jomantas, Inge King, Hertha Kluge-Pott, George Kral, Johannes Kuhnen, Jenny de Nijs, Paul Partos, Anthony Pryor, Frederick Romberg, Antonia and Udo Sellbach, Frederick Sterne, Fran van Riemsdyk, Victor Vodička, Michael Wennrich, Wolf Wennrich, Margaret West, Paul Zika, Teisutis Zikaras, Jenny and Klaus Zimmer.
Images (carousel) – left to right
Inge King (1915-2016), Echo, 1979. Collage, black and white photograph and sprayed acrylic on paper, 38.0 x 40.5 cm. Estate of the artist, courtesy Australian Galleries.
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. RMIT 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