Beyond Belief: the Sublime in Contemporary Art


31 March – 4 June 2017

From the C17th onwards there has been a recurring preoccupation with the idea of an art that inspires awe and wonder: the sublime. Historically associated with the natural landscape it remains to contemporary artists using elements of hyper realism, trompe l’oeil, scale, illogic and biology to reinvent the concept of the sublime for modern audiences. Artists include: Daniel Askill, Daniel Crooks, Michael Gallop, Sam Jinks, Christopher Langton, Ron Mueck, Adam Norton, Baden Pailthorpe, Patricia Piccinini and Ricky Swallow.

A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition by Richard Perram OAM



vidTrailer for the exhibition


IMAGES: CHRISTOPHER LANGTON Untitled (shoe) 1999, PVC, fan. 360 x 620 x 245 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Jan Minchen, Tolarno Gallery. MENU IMAGE: MICHAEL GALLOP Nostalgia 2012, silicone rubber, pigment, mohair, cardboard, paper and polyurethane resin, 30 x 45 x 25 cm. Latrobe Regional Gallery Collection.