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Intruder Resting , 1965-1966 Synthetic Polymer on Composition Board 131 X 161.5cm © Courtesy of The Heide Museum of Modern Art
EXPLORERS AND INTRUDERS
Curated by: Sue Cramer

7 Templestowe Road
3105 Bulleen
VIC
Australia
August 17th, 2013 - March 10th, 2014
Opening: August 17th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Australia
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Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition traces Albert Tucker’s persistent fascination with outsiders, here conveyed through his haunting depictions of explorers and intruders, tragic and often menacing figures who trespass upon the Australian bush. These anonymous figures pre-occupied Tucker for around a decade from the late 1950s, the earliest painted prior to his return to Australia after a long period spent aboard. Vulnerable and gaunt, sometimes masked, or beset by parrots, they convey a powerful sense of struggle against an overwhelming and alien landscape, and through this, evoke broader themes of human existence and survival.