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Ten Ways to Look at the Past at the National Gallery of Victoria’s Ian Potter Centre

MELBOURNE.- On 23 July the National Gallery of Victoria opened 10 ways to look at the past, a contemporary exhibition exploring artists’ fascination with the passing of time. This exhibition features works by 10 Australian artists, including new acquisitions by David Noonan, Tom Nicholson and Richard Lewer, which is on display at the NGV for the first time. Drawn entirely from the NGV Collection, 10 ways to look at the past explore how the concepts of history and memory have been observed, challenged and reinvented through a diverse range of works. Jane Devery, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV, said the concept of the past is being used to introduce different ideas relating to the passing of time, both real and imagined, that connect the works in this exhibition “Some artists draw on personal histories, while others explore the past through collective or cultural memories. Some test notions of truth and