Tom Nicholson: Public Meeting

Sat 6th April, 2019 – Sun 16th June, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Price: Free
The first major survey of the influential Australian artist’s work interrogates the power of the public monument, and the link between shared histories and collective action.

Melbourne artist Tom Nicholson’s acclaimed drawing, sculptural and social practice explores the relationship between cultural histories, collective actions and their roots.

He is one of Australia’s most prominent artists on the international stage, and the latest to be surveyed in the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)’s Influential Australian Artists Series.

The series highlights the practice of innovative and influential Australian artists, their ascendant career moments and lasting impact. This new exhibition, Tom Nicholson: Public Meeting, which opens on April 6, is the first large-scale survey of Nicholson’s work.

It includes many of his key projects since 1999, alongside new commissions. Nicholson was originally trained in drawing and it remains the cornerstone of his practice, which also incorporates historical materials and the visual languages of art and politics to create new narratives informed by social listening.

A central motif of his work is the symbolic nature of public monuments and the ways their meaning can be questioned, reconfigured and reimagined.

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