22 NOVEMBER - 19 JANUARY
Please note the S.H. Ervin Gallery will be closed 23 December - 3 January (inclusive)
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House in 1973, Utzon's Opera House celebrates the significance of the Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, on Australian visual artists.
The inspiration for the exhibition has its genesis in the 2012 exhibition Australian Artists and the Sydney Opera House (curated by Lin Utzon, daughter of Jørn Utzon) at the Utzon Center in Denmark, which took the work of eight Sydney artists to Aalborg, the birthplace of Jørn Utzon.
Curated by Nick Vickers and Jane Watters, Utzon’s Opera House expands on this selection, with over 20 Australian artists including works by some of Australia’s iconic and leading artists. Included in the exhibition are Lloyd Rees, Brett Whiteley, William Dobell, John Olsen, Margaret Olley, John Coburn, Eric Thake, Ken Done, Martin Sharp, Peter Kingston, Fairlie Kingston, Kevin Connor, Noel McKenna, Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa, Tom Carment, Esme Timbrey, Michael Herron, Bruce Latimer, Rew Hanks, Bruce Goold, Glen Farmer and Mika Utzon Popov
Also on display original drawings and working models by Utzon, which are held by the State Library of New South Wales. Works will be drawn from public and private collections across the country.
Curator Nick Vickers with printmakers Rew Hanks & Bruce Latimer.
Artists Peter Kingston and Tom Carment discuss their works in the exhibition.
'Anniversary exhibition features Australian artists' visions of the Sydney Opera House', Nick Galvin, Sydney Morning Herald, 22/11/2013
'Opera House inspires exhibition', Scott Bevan, The World Today, Radio National, 22/11/2013
'Utzon's Opera House', Tracey Clement, Review, Art Guide Australia, 28/11/2013
'An Inspiring Icon', Maisy Stapleton, East Side FM, 11/12/2013
An S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition presented in association with the Sydney Opera House.