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Collection highlight: Charles Blackman

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Join us for the third in a series of public discussions highlighting selected works from the QUT Art Collection.

Established in 1945, the QUT Art Collection predates the QUT Art Museum by fifty-five years. Comprising more than 2000 objects, the collection includes paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and works on paper, chiefly by Australian artists. This month's collection highlights are three prints by renowned Australian artist Charles Blackman OBE: Two girls (1956), a monotype on tracing paper; Mid-air (1966-67), a lithograph; and Hi diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle (1976), a colour drypoint. These works will be temporarily on display and discussed in conjunction with a presentation on Blackman’s life and practice.

Born in Sydney in 1928, Charles Blackman is recognised as one of Australia's greatest modern artists. His work spans painting, drawing, and printmaking, but he is most well-known for his distinct style of figuration, often exploring the dualities and complexities of life. He is well known for his Schoolgirl and Alice in Wonderland series created in the 1950s.

Ahead of the discussion, attendees are encouraged to view the exhibitions Why future still needs us: AI and humanity and Machination, showing at QUT Art Museum.


This event is part of the Art Suite Events; a series of free monthly events at QUT Art Museum and William Robinson Gallery, presented in proud partnership with Art Series Hotel Group.




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Please visit the William Robinson Gallery website for parking and public transport options.

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Please contact QUT Art Museum and William Robinson Gallery: 07 3138 5370 or artmuseum@qut.edu.au


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Charles BLACKMAN
Two girls 1956
monotype on tracing paper
Gift of William George (Monty) Howard, 2007
Photo: Carl Warner


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