Artists / Exhibitions / Gemini GEL / Multiples / Tyler Graphics Ltd

Word pictures

To celebrate the National Year of Reading the children’s gallery here at the NGA is showing Word Pictures, an exhibition that focuses on the use of text in works of art. Four artists from the Tyler Collection – Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg – are represented. Below we have compiled a … Continue reading

Behind-the-scenes / Exhibitions / Gemini GEL / Tyler Graphics Ltd

Behind the scenes: Tyler collection rehang

Because of their sensitivity to light, works on paper displays are changed more frequently than paintings or sculptures. This is great for regular visitors to the National Gallery, as it means added opportunity to see the breadth of the Tyler collection. For an idea of what is involved in changing a gallery display, this month … Continue reading

Artists / Exhibitions / Gemini GEL

Jasper Johns: the ‘Color Numeral’ series

  Currently on display at the National Gallery of Australia is Jasper Johns’ luminous Color Numeral series. Johns was at the forefront of the Pop Art movement and challenged the art establishment with works that feature ubiquitous symbols of the everyday. In his paintings and prints the American flag, letters, numbers, targets, arms and legs are reframed … Continue reading