Installation image. George Johnson, 'Red Triangle'. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2008.
    Installation image. New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985: Leonard Crawford, George Johnson, Grahame King. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2008.
    Installation image. New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985: Leonard Crawford, George Johnson, Grahame King. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2008.
    Installation image. Leonard Crawford. New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2008.
    Installation image. New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985: Leonard Crawford, George Johnson, Grahame King. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2008.
    Installation image. New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985: Leonard Crawford, George Johnson, Grahame King. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery 2008.

Exhibitions

New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985: Leonard Crawford, George Johnson, Grahame King

1 May 2007 -
9 Jun 2007

RMIT Gallery
Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

Free

Crawford, Johnson and King were central to the advancement of non-objective art in Melbourne in the post-war decades.

They shared international modernists’ experimental attitudes to materials and to form and composition – with investigations of colour, shape, line, tone and texture – but their preference for abstraction over the figurative imagery favoured by many other artists ensured that there was a strong alternative in the modern art movement as it was experienced in Melbourne.

New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985 celebrates RMIT University’s 120th anniversary by honouring these three senior artists who have made a significant contribution to RMIT, the Melbourne art community and to Australian art as a whole.

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