National Gallery of Victoria Education Resource

Gordon Bennett


Education
Gordon Bennett

Image:Gordon Bennett, Notes to Basquiat (The coming of the light), 2001

Gordon Bennett
Born Australia 1955

Notes to Basquiat: Double vision
(detail) 2000
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
152.3 x 182.7 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with
the assistance of Henry Gillespie, Governor, 2000
© Courtesy of the artist

Notes to Basquiat (The coming of the light) 2001
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
152.0 x 152.0 cm
Collection of the artist, Brisbane
© Courtesy of the artist
Photography: John O’Brien

Camouflage #2 (detail) 2003
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
182.5 x 182.5 cm
Collection Gene and Brian Sherman, Sydney
© Courtesy of the artist
Photography: John O’Brien

Altered body print
(Shadow figure howling at the moon)
1994
synthetic polymer paint and vinyl paint on
canvas and synthetic polymer paint on board
(1)182.0 x 182.0 cm; (2) 59.5 x 59.5 cm x 8.0 cm
The Paul Eliadis Collection of Contemporary
Australian Art, Brisbane
© Courtesy of the artist
Photography: Phillip Andrews

 

Introduction to the exhibition

Key themes for teachers and students

Education Resource

This resource provides frameworks for exploring key issues and ideas in Gordon Bennett’s art practice. It has been designed for both teachers and students to instigate discussion and investigation, and to use as a starting point for developing further classroom material.

Resources for Student Research

 

*Please be advised that some artwork in this exhibition contains
graphic material that may not be suitable for all audiences.