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Last Chance to See Turrell Blockbuster in Canberra

May 5, 2015 Lifestyle No Comments Print Print Email Email

The National Gallery of Australia’s blockbuster exhibition James Turrell: A Retrospective is now entering its final weeks.


Showing only in Canberra until the end of the June long weekend, time is running out to see the exhibition spanning the 50-year career of contemporary art superstar James Turrell.

The exhibition, which must end at 5pm on Monday, 8 June, brings together more than 50 works from light installations and projection pieces, to holograms and prints.

The retrospective features spectacular installations purpose-built in Canberra, new acquisitions, drawings, prints and photographs, as well as models and plans for his best known work, the Roden Crater installation in the Arizona desert.

Gallery director Ron Radford said the exhibition gives all Australians the opportunity to experience contemporary art at its absolute best.

“When you walk into each of these life-changing, immersive works, you are forced to questions what you are actually seeing,” Radford said. “The great strength and power of light and colour will be experienced by each visitor and is often pushed to its extremes in the work of James Turrell.”

Visitors to the National Gallery of Australia will recognise Turrell’s work from the stunning Within without space which opened outside the gallery in 2010.

Due to the nature of the artworks, this exhibition has limited capacity. Advance reservations are advised. Timed sessions are in place with small groups allowed to enter the exhibition every 15 minutes.

For details and tickets, visit www.nga.gov.au/JamesTurrell/.

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