‘Melbourne Modern: European art and design at RMIT since 1945’, RMIT Gallery

In Events/Exhibitions July 12, 2019

Pictured in the foreground above is Jock Clutterbuck’s award winning sculpture ‘Niagara’ (1970), aluminium, 135.5 x 184 x 116 cm installed at ‘Melbourne Modern’, RMIT Gallery 2019.

Melbourne Modern: European art and design at RMIT since 1945

In the wake of World War II hundreds of exiled and displaced European artists, architects and designers arrived in Melbourne and sought employment with RMIT.  Melbourne Modern traces a legacy of European intervention and interdisciplinarity through successive generations of RMIT teachers and students to the present day.

Curated by Jane Eckett and Harriet Edquist, Melbourne Moderns is a free event and current at RMIT Gallery on Swanston Street in Melbourne until Saturday 17 August 2019.


George Baldessin

Geoffrey Bartlett

Jock Clutterbuck

Hermann Hohaus

Grahame King

Inge King

Hertha Kluge-Pott

2019 Melbourne Modern Exhibition

George Baldessin, Performance II (1965), etching aquatint, edition 10, 31 x 30.5 cm

2019 Melbourne Modern Exhibition

Geoffrey Bartlett, FJ Holden (1977), jarrah, Oregon steel, iron, 263 x 228 x 91 cm

2019 Melbourne Modern Exhibition

Hermann Hohaus, Seated woman (n.d), bronze, 120 x 55 x 80 cm

2019 Melbourne Modern Exhibition

Grahame King, Crater (1963), lithograph in colour printed from four plates, edition 25, 63.5 x 42 cm

King_DarumaInge King, Daruma, Maquette for Garden Sculpture (1978), steel painted black, 28 x 35.5 x 69 cm

2019 Melbourne Modern ExhibitionHertha Kluge-Pott, Beatle Dance (1962), aquatint, printed in three colours from three plates on Fabriano paper, edition 15, 30.5 x 30.5 cm

2019 Melbourne Modern Exhibition

2019 Melbourne Modern Exhibition

All images courtesy of the artists and RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.