National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates the Work Artist John Davis


MELBOURNE.- This August, the National Gallery of Victoria celebrates the work of influential Australian artist, John Davis (1936–1999). John Davis: Presence draws together over 40 works by the artist including sculpture, photography and installations. David Hurlston, Curator, Australian Art, NGV, said this important survey charts Davis’s development as an artist, from his early works, produced during the 1960s, through to his critically acclaimed sculptures and installation works leading into the nineties. “At the core of his practice, particularly evident in his late works, was an awareness of ecology and a sensitivity to the elemental forces of nature and the effect of human actions. Now, at a time when issues relating to the environment seem more pertinent than ever, Davis’s sculptures have even greater resonance. “John