artists & participants


press release

A reconstruction of the first Conceptual art exhibition in Australia sent by Ian Burn, Roger Cutforth and Mel Ramsden in 1969 to Pinacotheca gallery, Melbourne. Their work – Xerox Books, Six Negatives and photo-documentation – sent from New York proved influential on a generation of Australian artists. The reconstruction will be accompanied by video, journals, paintings and other works made at the time by the three young expatriates to reveal not only a broader context for their work but also how their concept art came out of working at the edge of late modernist painting.

Curated by Ann Stephen