Bessie Liddle<br/>
<em>Iltjiltjara country</em> 2000 <!-- (recto) --><br />

synthetic polymer paint on canvas<br />
91.5 x 80.2 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased with funds donated by Supporters and Patrons of Aboriginal Art, 2001<br />
2001.570<br />
© Bessie Liddle/Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia

Kaleidoscope: Art and colour

Free entry

NGV International

Temporary Exhibition Space 1, 2 and 3, Level G

28 May 11 – 5 Feb 12

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 National Gallery of Victoria’s 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.