Gesture: Works from the collection

Works that communicate ideas about the broader human experience through body language and gestures.

Collection exhibition Gesture

The figure is a perennial subject within art. This collection exhibition explores how artists use the figure and specifically, body language and gestures to communicate ideas about the broader human experience.

Whether slumped shoulders, crossed arms or a proud chin held up high, Gesture looks closely at the way bodies can express emotions and ideas without words.

Image credits:
Top: Karla Dickens, Shining 2010, acrylic, fabric and mothre of pearl canvas.  Purchased 2010 (Detail). Grafton Regional Gallery Collection.
Homepage square: Karla Dickens,  Holy Mother 1 2009, acrylic, fabric and beads on canvas. Purchased 2010 (Detail). Grafton Regional Gallery Collection.
Slider: Wendy Sharpe, Backstage Burlesque with Venetian Mask  2013, pastel on paper. (Detail). Acquisition of the 2014 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

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