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Robert Jacks Timbrel and harp soothe 1965

Robert JACKS
Timbrel and harp soothe 1965

Robert Jacks is one of Australia’s most accomplished and significant abstract artists. His debut solo exhibition at Gallery A, Melbourne, in 1966 was an immediate success – the sellout show received extensive critical acclaim and launched Jacks’s artistic career.

The National Gallery of Victoria’s director, Eric Westbrook, visited Jacks’s studio prior to the opening and acquired the largest and most defining work of the exhibition, Timbrel and harp soothe, for the Gallery. This complex, geometrically balanced work is adorned with Brâncuși-inspired bird-like sculptural components and elegant rainbows.

Timbrel and harp soothe is currently on display in Robert Jacks: Order and Variation at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia until 15 Feb 2015.