Exhibition and Forum | 1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art

Image credit: Ian Burn, installation photograph for Xerox Books, 1969, black and white photograph. Photo: Estate of the artist.

Image credit: Ian Burn, installation photograph for Xerox Books, 1969, black and white photograph.
Photo: Estate of the artist.

1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art

Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden. Curated by Ann Stephen.

Opening Celebration: Thur 7 April, 5.30–7.30 PM

There will be a lunchtime forum at the VCA on Thursday 7th April 12:30pm – 1:30pm where Ann Stephens with Raaf Ishak and guests will discuss the exhibition ‘1969: The Black Box of Conceptual Art’. The forum will be held in VCA’s Art Auditorium (more info here).

Exhibition Dates: 8 April to 7 May 2016

1969 The Black Box of Conceptual Art reconstructs the first Conceptual art exhibition staged in Australia, held at Pinacotheca gallery in 1969, with work sent from New York by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden. The exhibition is accompanied by some video, journals, and other works made at the time to reveal both the broader context for the work, and how influential it became to a generation of Australian artists. A unique element is a wall of Burn and Ramsden’s paintings while students at the National Gallery School.

Venue: Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 40 Dodds Street, Southbank, Melbourne

Opening hours: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday

Further enquiries: Contact the Margaret Lawrence Gallery on 03 9035 9400 or email here ml-gallery@unimelb.edu.au