“The Kaleidoscopic Turn” at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne

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The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne takes a kaleidoscopic turn, visit the exhibition from 20 Mar – 23 Aug 2015

Bridget Riley, 'Opening', 1961, tempera and pencil on composition board, 102,6 x 102,7 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest, 1967, 1791-5. © Bridget Riley 2014. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.
Bridget Riley, ‘Opening’, 1961, tempera and pencil on composition board, 102,6 x 102,7 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest, 1967, 1791-5. © Bridget Riley 2014. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.
Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, 'The Planet', 1966, plastic collage and synthetic polymer paint on plywood, 122 x 122 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004 2004.20. © Estate of Stan Ostoja.
Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski, ‘The Planet’, 1966, plastic collage and synthetic polymer paint on plywood, 122 x 122 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. The Joseph Brown Collection. Presented through the NGV Foundation by Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, Honorary Life Benefactor, 2004 2004.20. © Estate of Stan Ostoja.
Installation by Sandra Selig. Courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
Installation by Sandra Selig. Courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

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