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September 2, 2019

ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY presents An exhibition of work by more than 50 artists, spanning the 1980s to the present

 

From 5 October to 21 December 2019, Anna Schwartz Gallery will present Never the same river, a landmark, large-scale group exhibition of work by over 50 visionary Australian and international artists spanning the 1980s to the present. Never the same river is an exhibition of works of art across timeframes, acknowledging that the ways in which artists engage ideas and produce work does not necessarily follow a linear path. The exhibition draws from the exhibition histories of four galleries – Melbourne’s United Artists (1982—1988), City Gallery (1988—1993), and Anna Schwartz Gallery, in both Melbourne (1993—present) and Sydney (2008—2015).

 

From 5 October to 21 December 2019, Anna Schwartz Gallery will present Never the same river, a landmark, large-scale group exhibition of work by over 50 visionary Australian and international artists spanning the 1980s to the present. Never the same river is an exhibition of works of art across timeframes, acknowledging that the ways in which artists engage ideas and produce work does not necessarily follow a linear path. The exhibition draws from the exhibition histories of four galleries – Melbourne’s United Artists (1982—1988), City Gallery (1988—1993), and Anna Schwartz Gallery, in both Melbourne (1993—present) and Sydney (2008—2015).

Never the same river elaborates the themes, ideas, beliefs, and passions that have motivated the artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions. Many works directly engage the political and social contexts of their time, and are redefined by the present tense.

The exhibition will be designed in collaboration with award-winning architecture firm, Denton Corker Marshall, who designed the gallery at 185 Flinders Lane in 1993.

Image: Shelley Lasica, Dress, 1998, a costumed performance in collaboration with designer Martin Grant. Photo Kate Gollings.

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