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The history of the George Paton Gallery (1971-2008), established at The University of Melbourne, and administered by The Melbourne University Student Union, charts a very important period in contemporary art in Australia. From its inception, under the direction of the late Kiffy Rubbo from 1971-1980, it provided a venue for post-modern activities and became the active hub of Melbourne's most avant garde art. Among its early participants were artists Maria and Peter Tyndall, Stelarc, Jill Orr, Noelene Lucas, Peter Kennedy and John Hughes, Aleks Danko, Maria Kozic, Robert Rooney, Lyndal Jones, Linda Marrinon, Bonita Ely, Elizabeth Gower, Micky Allen, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, Tim Burns, John Davis, Howard Arkley, Juan Davila, Angela Brennan, Pat Brassington, John Nixon, Vivienne Skark LeWitt, Dom de Clario and Robert Hunter - to name just a few. Authors of this lavishly illustrated book include Judy Annear, Carolyn Barnes, Sandra Bridie, Janine Burke, Suzanne Davies, Juliana Engberg, Susan Hewitt, Anne Marsh, Matthew Perkins, Denise Robinson, Meredith Rogers, Vivienne Shark LeWitt and Helen Vivian. The scrupulous documentation of the Gallery's previously unpublished archive makes this book essential reading for anybody with a passion for Australian art.
Macmillan Art Publishing
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