In April 2002, director Charles Nodrum put together a group of abstract paintings for his yearly group show and titled it Abstraction. It was an experiment that was well received and so every year since (and sometimes twice) he has repeated the exercise.
Now in its 18th year and 20th iteration, the annual Abstraction exhibition has evolved into a noted element of the Melbourne commercial gallery calendar and a fundamental part of the gallery’s program. Sometimes curated to a particular theme – 1960s hard edge painting, for example – and sometimes encompassing a broad range of Australian abstract art in general, the exhibitions represent an aspect of the gallery’s dealing business as well as Nodrum’s personal collecting tastes. Through search and research, these exhibitions seek to contribute to a respected and thriving history of Australian Art.
The gallery is currently closed to the public and the exhibition can only be viewed online. View exhibition here. Please check the gallery website for latest updates.