Julian Goddard
Kogetsudai and Cone Paintings
17.06.20 – 04.07.20

This exhibition considers the relationship between Eastern and Western aesthetics, especially minimalism. It looks at the shared use of a highly reductive aesthetic to express objecthood and our relations with the natural world.

Julian Goddard has been an academic, curator and artist for over 40 years. Recently he was Dean of the School of Art at RMIT and previously Head of the School of Art and Design at Curtin University. Julian has established several important organisations such as Praxis (Fremantle) that became the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA) – an international group that makes large public, minimalist wall paintings, and The Bureau of Ideas an international think-tank that promotes public discussion of art, design, architecture and philosophy. As a curator Julian has made over 100 exhibitions and published widely on Australian, Aboriginal and Concrete art including books, chapters, articles, papers and catalogue essays. Julian has exhibited his own work including films, paintings, installations, performance and photography since the 1970s.

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