Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-5pm

Watson Road

Observatory Hill (The Rocks)

Field of Vision: Western Desert Art

  • This event finished on 14 April 2024

9 March – 14 April


This spectacular exhibition curated by Christopher Hodges focuses on art from the Western Desert, highlighting the methods and techniques artists use to make paintings of optical illusion.

The complexity and sophistication of this imagery rich with cultural knowledge has evolved over the past 50 years to create an art movement symbolic of Australia and its ancient land, and one that is getting the world’s attention.

These geometric abstract paintings explore optical sensations through the use of visual effects such as recurring simple forms and rhythmic patterns and vibrating colour-combinations that dazzle the viewer.

Presented in association with
image: George Tjungurrayi  acrylic on linen 183 x 153cm  Private Collection