ALBERT TUCKER EXPLORERS AND INTRUDERS

Albert Tucker
Date: 
17 August 2013 10 March 2014
Location: 
Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery
Curator/s: 
Sue Cramer
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This exhibition traces Albert Tucker’s persistent fascination with outsiders, here conveyed through his haunting depictions of explorers and intruders, tragic and often menacing figures who trespass upon the Australian bush. These anonymous figures pre-occupied Tucker for around a decade from the late 1950s, the earliest painted prior to his return to Australia after a long period spent aboard. Vulnerable and gaunt, sometimes masked, or beset by parrots, they convey a powerful sense of struggle against an overwhelming and alien landscape, and through this, evoke broader themes of human existence and survival.

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"Explore the dark side of our wide brown land" - Natalie Book, Timeout Melbourne

Albert Tucker, Explorer and Parrot 1963, oil on composition board, 89 x 120.5 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Gift of Barbara Tucker 2000, Courtesy of Sotheby’s Australia, © Estate of Barbara Tucker