New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985: Leonard Crawford, George Johnson, Grahame King
1 May 2007 -
9 Jun 2007
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.