Peter Tyndall has gained a cult-following and the respect of the local art world since he started making his thought-provoking pieces in the 1970s. Now 50 years on, a new retrospective of his life’s work has landed at Buxton Contemporary, the University of Melbourne’s contemporary art museum.
It’s the artist’s most comprehensive showcase to date, with more than 200 of his pieces now on show across the entire museum – including paintings, drawings, correspondence art, and a number of unseen works. The University has drawn on its own significant collection, alongside works on loan from national institutions and private collection.
Charting his impressive career, the exhibition explores Peter Tyndall’s unique visual language of symbols and his philosophical framework for seeing and viewing art.
Samantha Comte, Senior Curator Art Museums says that it’s a celebration of ‘half a century of his constant, inventive permutations, looking at art, ourselves and the world, which we are eager to introduce to a new generation’.
The best part is admission is free! There’s also a series of public and educational programs offering up insights on the artist, who remains one of Australia’s most enduring conceptual creatives.
The exhibition is on now until April 16. Learn more here.
Peter Tyndall Retrospective
The University of Melbourne, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Dodds Street Southbank
Open 11am-5pm, Wednesday – Sunday