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This exhibition in Australia, curated by Tate, celebrates facets of light

An Australia-exclusive exhibition, celebrating the essence of light captured in art, is now on show at ACMI, reports Bellarine Times. The exhibition, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection, is curated by UK gallery Tate and features more than 70 works harnessing the phenomenon of light across 200 years of art history. The exhibition features paintings, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image, from world-renowned artists including Joseph Mallord William Turner, John Constable, Bridget Riley and Claude Monet juxtaposed against more contemporary works by Olafur Eliasson, Yayoi Kusama, Tacita Dean and James Turrell.


The Bellarine Times presents the ACMI acting director’s points of view. “After much anticipation, the time has arrived for ACMI audiences to experience an unforgettable collection from Tate,” ACMI acting director and chief executive officer Graham Jephcott said. “With Turner’s monumental painting ‘The Deluge’ on display in Australia for the first time, alongside more than 70 works dedicated to exploring an elemental force so vital to moving image creation, ACMI is overjoyed to be presenting a dazzling exhibition that encourages us all to see art in a new light.”

Visitors to ACMI are also invited to discover stories, techniques and the history of key exhibition works through a special in-gallery talk by ACMI curator Laura Castagnini as part of a monthly Light: ACMI Curator Tour. These tours, offering audiences a deeper dive into the themes and historical contexts of Light, take place from August to November and will be followed by an opportunity to wander through the exhibition in an exclusive after-hours viewing session. For details, read Bellarine Times.

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