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Gallery set to open Riddoch Collection exhibition

Gallery set to open Riddoch Collection exhibition
24 April 2019

Johnny Skinner - Utopia, Central Australia Plum Dreaming c. 1986. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Gift of Rodney Gooch, 1998.
Johnny Skinner, Plum Dreaming
Johnny Skinner - Utopia, Central Australia Plum Dreaming c. 1986. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Gift of Rodney Gooch, 1998.

A new exhibition will open this weekend at the Riddoch Art Gallery displaying works from the Riddoch Collection. Curated by Riddoch Art Gallery Director Dr Melentie Pandilovski the exhibition titled INTERPRETATIONS – From the Riddoch Art Collection will be on display from Saturday 27 April 2019.

Featuring more than 20 works, the exhibition will feature many highlights from the Riddoch Collection representing a sample of 130 years of collecting practices by numerous directors, curators, trustees, board members, patrons and donors of the gallery.

“The title of the exhibition refers to past themes and ideas about the Collection and those that are being actively discussed in the community, supported by the art objects collected by the Riddoch Art Gallery over many years,” Riddoch Art Gallery Director Dr Melentie Pandilovski said.

Gallery Director Dr Melentie Pandilovski will host a curatorial tour at 12:00pm on Saturday 27 April 2019 to discuss and explain the works of the local and international artists featured in the exhibition.

The exhibition presents various aspects, contexts and interpretations of acclaimed art in this eclectic collection and we are thrilled to present such an important body of work by prominent South Australian, national and international artists,- Riddoch Art Gallery Director Dr Melentie Pandilovski

Some of the displayed works will include Johnny Skinner’s Plum Dreaming, Cathleen Edkins’ Summer Flowers, Peter Booth’s Painting 1982 and new acquisitions including Annette Bezor’s Entanglement Landscape Libido.

“Not only does this exhibition give us the opportunity to demonstrate the wonderful artworks we have in the collection, it also touches on the creation of our contemporary identity through the presentation of art that reflects on historical events,” Dr Pandilovski said.

INTERPRETATIONS – From the Riddoch Art Collection will be on display until Sunday 16 June 2019. The Main Corner Complex and Riddoch Art Gallery is open seven days and entry is free.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8721 2577.

Riddoch Art Gallery Director and INTERPRETATIONS curator Dr Melentie Pandilovski will conduct a tour of the latest exhibition this Saturday 27 April 2019.
Gallery Director Dr Melentie Pandilovski
Riddoch Art Gallery Director and INTERPRETATIONS curator Dr Melentie Pandilovski will conduct a tour of the latest exhibition this Saturday 27 April 2019.