13 MAY - 26 JUNE 2016
Robert Brain’s prolific tapestry practice explores themes such as homoerotica, art history and gender politics and is imbued with irreverent humour and unexpected juxtapositions. This survey illustrates eight decades of the artist’s remarkable life: from his childhood in Tasmania; life in London and Europe in the 50s, 60s and 70s; career as an anthropologist and academic; widespread travels; and life in the Blue Mountains where he is now based.
A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition
Robert Brain: An Autobiographical Tapestry is curated by Sarah Gurich, Curator, BRAG. This exhibition will tour to one venue.
Tour Venues & Dates:
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst NSW 13 May – 26 June 2016
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland NSW 23 July - 20 November 2016
IMAGE: Robert Brain Mardi Gras 2005, tapestry. 110x80cm. Photograph: Michael Wee MENU IMAGE: Robert Brain Renaissance Ladies (detail) 2008, tapestry. 35x55cm approx. Photograph: Michael Wee.