Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania
This new TMAG exhibition celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees, particularly those painted in Tasmania between 1967 and 1988.
One of the pre-eminent Australian landscape artists of the twentieth century and a highly accomplished painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Rees was respected and increasingly revered throughout his life, with his approach shifting from the precise analytical drawings and paintings of the 1920s and 30s through the more sombre, rhythmic works of the 1940s and 50s to the expositions of light that characterised his later works.
Drawing on the extensive collection of the Rees family, the collections of major public galleries and private collectors, the exhibition explores the influence of Tasmania, and in particular the Tasmanian light, on Rees’s work.
Our special guest speaker will be esteemed Australian architect Richard Leplastrier, friend and student of Lloyd Rees, along with co-curator Peter Hughes, and the event will be held in one of the exhibition galleries, surrounded by Rees’s luminous art.
Friends members $25, non-members $30
The TMAG Shop has stocks of the exhibition catalogue, and will be open during our event. Show your membership card for 10% discount.