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01 November 1987 —
29 November 1987

The Folding Image II

The Folding Image II, 1987 (installation view).
The Folding Image II, 1987 (installation view).
The Folding Image II, 1987 (installation view).
Claudia Pond Eyley, Screened Screen, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic on board.
Colin McCahon, Untitled, 1976 (installation view). Acrylic on board.
Colin McCahon, Untitled, 1976 (installation view). Acrylic on board.
Jeff Thomson, Untitled, 1987 (installation view). Wood, iron, paint.
Victoria Edwards, Untitled, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic on board. 1760mm x 2013mm.
Denys Watkins, Piazza, 1987 (installation view). Oil, acrylic, wood.
Dick Frizzell, Bush Screen, 1987 (installation view). Enamel on board.
Dick Frizzell, Bush Screen, 1987 (installation view). Enamel on board.
Philippa Blair, Untitled, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic on board. 1700mm x 2400mm.
Gavin Chilcott, Untitled, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic polymer on marine plywood. 1850mm x 4594mm.
Graham Snowden, Untitled, 1987 (installation view).
Greer Twiss, Hark the Dogs Do Bark & Instead of an Introduction, 1987 (installation view).
Jane Zusters, Good Morning Love, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic on board.
Jane Zusters, Good Morning Love, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic on board.
Joanna Paul, Tree Screen, 1987 (installation view). Enamel on board.
Murray Grimsdale, Garden Screen, 1987 (installation view). Enamel on board.
John Reynolds, Untitled, 1987 (installation view). Paper.
John Reynolds, Untitled, 1987 (installation view). Paper.
Terry Stringer, Grand Entrance, 1987 (installation view). Oil on board.
Malcolm Harrison, Metamorphic Voyage, 1987 (installation view). Wood, canvas.
Mary McIntyre, Untitled, 1987 (installation view).
Pat Hanly, Vacation Screen, 1987 (installation view). Oil, enamel on board.
Pauline Thompson, Night-belt & Sword of Orion, 1987 (installation view). Oil on board.
Robert Ellis, Cosmic Screen, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic on board.
Robert Ellis, Cosmic Screen, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic on board.
Sylvia Siddell, Phoenix & Dragon, 1987 (installation view). Acrylic, oil, varnish on board.

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Due to the success of the screens exhibition at the Fisher Gallery in 1985, a second screens exhibition was curated for November, 1987.

For centuries the folding screen has played a special part in Art and Decor (especially Chinese and Japanese). Initially designed purely for utilitarian purposes, they increasingly performed a decorative function. While a screen is intended to serve as a room divider (i.e. to create a movable wall standing free in space) it has also been the medium for some of the most colourful and exuberant expressions of the Painter’s art. The result is a surprising mixture of different imagery, shapes, styles, and materials. Therefore artists are freed from the conventions and restraints of formal painting and are able to work in a more liberated manner.

Press

Folding screens make a fascinating show, Thursday Arts, 05-11-1987
Lovely folding stuff, 1987

Ephemera

The Folding Image, 1987, exhibition card