Kaleidoscope: Art and colour

Bessie Liddle
Pertame; Luritja
Iltjiltjara country 2000
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
91.5 x 80.2 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Supporters and Patrons of Aboriginal Art, 2001
2001.570
© Bessie Liddle/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Kaleidoscope: Art and colour celebrates the power of colour and the impact it has on our lives, from how we see and experience the world around us, to how we employ colour to express ourselves.

How are colours made? How do artists use colour in different media? How can colour be used to fool the eye through optical illusions? With over 40 works from across the NGV collections, including paintings, textiles and objects by Asian, European, Indigenous Australian and Pacific artists, this exhibition encourages us to expand our perception, knowledge and experience of colour and discover how colours are used to fool, delight and inspire us in the kaleidoscope of life.


28 May 201105 Feb 2012 NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road
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Temporary Exhibition Space 1, 2 and 3, Level G, NGVI


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