Beyond the Field (Still)

Thursday, 20 September, 2018 to Saturday, 13 October, 2018

Beyond the Field, Limited Edition Screenprint poster by Anne Mestitz

In 1968 the National Gallery of Victoria staged The Field – Australia’s first comprehensive display of colour field painting and abstract sculpture. Now 50 years on – as the NGV revisits that landmark exhibition – we are also taking the opportunity to stand back, take stock and re-examine what artists are making beyond The Field, still.

Beyond the Field (Still) presents the work of seventeen artists across two venues – Moonah Arts Centre and Contemporary Art Tasmania.

The intention is to explore the work of contemporary artists whose practices sit in a similar genre to the original The Field exhibition.

Exploring the variety of experiences that artists draw from, Beyond the Field (Still) asks: what informs the work; what drives the artist; and what sensations do they seek to impart.

In addition to the exhibition, curator Anne Mestitz will be joined by a number of the artists for public programs including a floor talk, a forum, a creativity workshop, a panel symposium and a podcast.