One of Australia’s most successful contemporary artists, David Noonan, will feature in a major exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Born in Ballarat, and based in London, Noonan has exhibited in museums and galleries in the USA, Europe, and Australia. His work is renowned for its imaginative incorporation and recombination of found imagery: haunting, uncanny, and enigmatic.
Featuring predominantly new works, the exhibition includes a major new sculptural installation consisting of eleven 215cm high panels; the artist’s first 16mm film since the 1990s with a score by the acclaimed Australian musician Warren Ellis; two major new tapestries; and several new collages on linen. The exhibition also includes significant loans dating back to 2003 from the Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Ballarat, and private collections.
Curated by TarraWarra Director, Victoria Lynn, in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition is conceived as a single installation.
As a collagist, Noonan works with found images—ranging across dance, theatre, sub-cultures, abstract art and everyday scenes—holding them in refined tension. This is an art of juxtaposition, where one world can rub up against another, triggering memories and feelings within the viewer.
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