Event Gordon Bennett: Be Polite

Gordon Bennett: Be Polite

Publication Launch

13 December 2016
5:30pm–6:30pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free

Gordon Bennett: Be Polite follows the exhibition of largely unseen works on paper by one of Australia’s most visionary and critical artists, Gordon Bennett (1955–2014). The exhibition and publication are the first to present the work of Bennett since his untimely death.

Join us to launch this important publication, which brings together three newly commissioned essays by art historian Ian McLean and curators and arts writers Helen Hughes and Julie Nagam alongside documentation of Bennett’s works on paper and a selection of paintings and other pieces to which they relate. Books will be available to purchase for $33.00.

Gordon Bennett: Be Polite is edited by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh and published by Sternberg Press in partnership with Institute of Modern Art. The selection of works are drawn from the Estate of Gordon Bennett, comprising drawings, acrylic/gouache and watercolour paintings, poetry, and essays from the early 1990s through to the early 2000s; a period that produced work of remarkable force and revealed the artist’s working methods, research focuses, and ultimately his ambitions for his work.

Similar Events

27 April 201927 Apr 2019

'Double Displacement'

Book Launch

19 March 202219 Mar 2022

Behind the Façade: Designing with Country

Lecture & Book Launch

22 June 201922 Jun 2019

IMA Belltower Launch

Mandy Quadrio and Sebastian Moody

18 August 202118 Aug 2021

Yhonnie Scarce: 'Missile Park'

Online Book Launch

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

0