Two exhibitions that pay tribute to important figures in the fields of painting and landscape design are on show at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin.
Sanné Mestrom: Black Paintings features works made from free-standing steel frames and undyed wool. Sanné’s installations are commentaries on the broad nature of current painting and sculptural practice and reference US artist Frank Stella’s iconic 1960s Black Paintings, which made important breakthroughs in the way painters thought about surface and the ‘object quality’ in their work. These impressive installations will be complemented by a suite of delicate gouache paintings.
Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden is an exhibition of research by Annette Warner, from the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne. It presents diverse archive material relating to the influential practice of mid‐to-late 20th century landscape designer Gordon Ford. Ford was recently recognised as a person of National Significance for his contribution to an Australian naturalistic approach to landscape design. Historically he is linked to the development of the Eltham creative movement and significant figures such as the architect Alistair Knox, photographer Sue Ford and other well‐known artists, writers and designers of this time.
Both exhibitions continue until November 11. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm and is closed on Mondays and some public holidays. Phone 9789 1671 for details.
MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK+GALLERY
A: 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin
T: 9789 1671