Future Exhibitions

Tina Haim – Tina Haim-Wentscher – Tina Wentcher Sculptor: 1887-1974

24 July – 12 November

This exhibition surveys the life and work of Tina Wentcher, whose sculptures elegantly unite Eastern and Western aesthetic influences. The artist was born in 1887 in Constantinople and established herself as a significant sculptor in Berlin, before travelling extensively with her husband Julius throughout South East Asia. Here they produced numerous sculptures and paintings, including portraits of the local people and landscapes. After fleeing conflicts in Europe and Asia, the Wentchers arrived in Australia in 1940 and continued to produce work that brought together varied cultural and aesthetic influences. After several years of research, renowned curator Ken Scarlett has traced Wentcher’s sculptures in Germany, Greece, China, Singapore, North America and Australia, to be presented with McClelland’s representative collection of works by this somewhat overlooked figure in Australian sculpture.

Tina Wentcher modelling a Malayan woman’s head c1936. Photographer unknown.
 

 Stephen Haley: Out of place

24 July – 12 November

Working primarily in painting and digital media, Stephen Haley uses 3D modelling software to explore the virtual and actual environments of contemporary experience. Where once we inhabited particular and unique places, these are increasingly replaced by generic constructed space. Haley transforms seemingly unremarkable urban surroundings into complex spatial and visual phenomena, to highlight the current conditions of rapid urbanisation, digital evolution and environmental degradation. This exhibition features a selection of Haley’s recent constructed photographs and video work, including sweeping aerial vistas of metropolitan spaces and driving simulators.

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