Janet Laurence, Forensic sublime (Crimes against the landscape series: Styx Forest) 2008, mirror, oil glaze, Duraclear on Shinkolite, 101.0 x 455.0 cm. Collection of McClelland. Purchased with assistance from the Robert Salzer Fund and The Fornari Bequest, 2009. Image courtesy ARC ONE Gallery. Copyright the artist.

The McClelland Collection: 50 Years

15 May – 15 August 2021

In its 50-year history, McClelland has developed a significant collection of over 2600 works in all media through significant gifts, bequests and acquisition funds. The gallery’s focus has largely been on spatial practice in various forms – from sculpture and video, to photography, printmaking and painting. This exhibition surveys key works from the McClelland collection, which together offer a unique engagement with our environment, exploring diverse experiences of the natural, domestic, social, and conceptual spaces we inhabit.

Augustine Dall’Ava, Richard Giblett, Stephen Haley, Inge King, Janet Laurence, Akio Makigawa, Fiona McMonagle, Sanné Mestrom, Ron Mueck, Patricia Piccinini, Ken Reinhard, Tim Silver, Kylie Stillman, Colin Suggett, Simon Terrill, George Tjungarrayi, Lisa Waup.