Drawn from the University Art Collection, Chaos & Order is an ambitious survey of artwork collected by RMIT over the last century. A riot of painting, sculpture, photography, sound and new media, the exhibition will embrace the contradictions inherent in public art collections and will explore the uses to which they are put. Public collections can be paradoxical beasts. They strive to adhere to strict criteria (chronology, style or taxonomy; art history, theory and criticism) or be encyclopaedic in their holdings, but are as frequently defined by what they have failed to acquire.… Continued “Chaos & Order: 120 Years of Collecting at RMIT Gallery”
Photography 130: Behind the Lens:130 years of RMIT Photography
Photography 130 offers an expanded view of the role and contribution of RMIT University to the photographic imaging of Melbourne and Australia, presenting a fresh perspective through the lens of the University’s photographic history, legacy and culture.
Featuring over 100 photographs created by RMIT staff and alumni between 1887 and 2017, the exhibition showcases work by photographers and artists whose images have reflected the changing social landscape of Melbourne in the service of art, politics, news, entertainment, commerce, science and discovery