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Synergy: Tony Tuckson — drawing into painting at Delmar Gallery

If you are in Sydney between June 22 and August 4, don’t miss the chance to see the ANU Drill Hall Gallery travelling exhibition Synergy: Tony Tuckson — drawing into painting at Delmar Gallery. Synergy: Tony Tuckson drawing into painting reveals Tuckson as a source of inexhaustible creative improvisation. Delving into the Tuckson Estate archives, curators Terence Maloon and Tony Oates discovered a wealth of never-exhibited works on paper replete with artistic surprises. Over 30 of these works are presented in this exhibition along with key paintings, spanning the remarkable adventure of Tuckson’s life’s work from his diploma painting at the National Art School in 1949 to his sublime abstract expressionist paintings of 1970 – 1973.

Date: 22 June – 4 August, 2024
Venue: Delmar Gallery, 144 Victoria St, Ashfield
Opening: Sunday 30 June, 2–4pm with guest speaker James Drinkwater

Exhibition Discussion
Curators Terence Maloon and Tony Oates in conversation with artist Tony Twigg. This talk focuses on the fluidity of Tuckson’s drawing practice in relation to his monumental paintings, revealing intersections with abstraction and figuration, mark and erasure, the calligraphic and the poetic, counterpoint, musicality and composition

When: 2–3pm, Sunday 14 July, 2024
Free admission, bookings required

Lecture by Terence Maloon:
Tuckson, Fairweather and the Crisis of Easel Painting

In conjunction with the exhibition, Terence Maloon will present a lecture on two major Australian 20th century artists, Ian Fairweather and Tony Tuckson, discussing how each artist responded to, and acted out, what the critic Clement Greenberg described in 1948 as the ‘crisis of the easel picture’.

When: 3:30–4:30pm, Saturday 27 July, 2024
Free admission, bookings required
Refreshments and exhibition viewing from 3pm

More details and bookings here

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.