Yvonne Audette

Different Directions 1954–1966

Free entry

NGV Australia, Federation Square

Joseph Brown Collection (Gallery 11), Level 2

13 Sep 07 – 17 Feb 08

Yvonne Audette is one of Australia’s most accomplished abstract artists. In 1952, she travelled to the United States of America where she enrolled at the New York Academy of Design and was introduced to the burgeoning abstract styles of the day, encountering the radical new work of artists including Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline.

In 1955 she travelled to Europe, establishing a studio in Florence and later, Milan, where she lived and worked, presenting numerous successful exhibitions, before returning to Australia in 1966.

This exhibition of paintings and drawings will focus on Audette’s expatriate years, charting the development of her distinctive abstract vocabulary, from her earliest experimentation with abstract forms to the lyrical calligraphic and graffiti works for which she is renowned.

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