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Three Colours: Yellow | Group Exhibition

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Thursday 15 September from 11am to 5pm Friday 16 September from 11am to 5pm Saturday 17 September from 11am to 5pm Sunday 18 September from 11am to 5pm Thursday 22 September from 11am to 5pm Friday 23 September from 11am to 5pm Saturday 24 September from 11am to 5pm Sunday 25 September from 11am to 5pm Thursday 29 September from 11am to 5pm Friday 30 September from 11am to 5pm Saturday 1 October from 11am to 5pm Sunday 2 October from 11am to 5pm

When Vincent van Gogh arrived in southern France in the spring of 1888, he immediately wrote to his brother Théo: 

“The sun dazzles me and goes to my head, a sun, a light that I can only call yellow, sulphur yellow, lemon yellow, golden yellow. How lovely yellow is!”

Yellow has not lost its poetic gloss in France. For the Mouvement des gilets jaunes, yellow is revolution. For cyclists, it is victory.

With the same Indo-European etymology as ‘gold’ and ‘yell’, yellow commands attention. Sometimes that attention is unpleasant – just ask your nearest yellow-bellied coward.

Closer to home, yellow has been significant for tens of thousands of years. Yellow ochre is still widely used in Indigenous art and a yellow sun takes centre stage on the Australian Aboriginal Flag.

As we enter the spring of 2022, Three Colours: Yellow celebrates and explores this uniquely captivating colour in an Australian context.

Three Colours: Yellow is a curation of contemporary Australian and Indigenous works. Featuring artists: Erika Cholich, John Edwards, Isabel Harden, Nikki Suebwongpat, Freda Eamay, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, Claudio Valenti, Christine West, and Debra West.

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