Opening event - Ellis Rowan & Rauschenberg & Johns: significant others

We're thrilled to invite you to the opening event of Rauschenberg & Johns: significant Others and Ellis Rowan Colonialism and Nature Painting.


Professor Jeanette Hoorn 
Honorary Professorial Fellow School of Culture and Communication,
University of Melbourne


David Greenhalgh
Assistant Curator, Kenneth E Tyler Collection, Prints & Drawings
National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri / Canberra

Doors Open 5.45pm
Official proceedings from 6.00pm


Rauschenberg & Johns: significant others is from the The National Gallery of Australia’s touring exhibition drawn from the National Gallery’s Kenneth Tyler Collection, Rauschenberg & Johns brings together prints and multimedia works, including Rauschenberg’s masterpiece Booster and Johns’ iconic Color numerals series. 

Ellis Rowan: Colonialism and Nature Painting is a major exhibition of Ellis Rowan’s Queensland paintings, including an impressive selection of her splendid Bird of Paradise series from Papua New Guinea.

Bookings open to members now . Non-members from Friday 18th August. 



Friday 8 Sep
6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Cost: Free

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