The Field Revisited
National Gallery of Victoria
27 April - 26 August 2018
Sydney Ball's vibrant colour field paintings represented an approach to abstraction which marked a major shift in Australian art when presented in The Field exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968. Beckett Rozentals writes in The Australian, that The Field Revisited, opening at the NGV today, reconfirms that "the significance of The Field in Australian art history cannot be overemphasised."
A pioneer of non-objective painting and the development of abstraction in Australia (as well as the designer of the original 1968 exhibition poster) Sydney Ball's inclusion in The Field Revisited coincides with a major presentation of his work in the Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, curated by Mami Kataoka, highlighting Ball's continued relevance and influence on generations of contemporary artists.
Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney is delighted to announce that a major exhibition of Sydney Ball's last unseen body of work will be presented at the gallery in October/November 2018.