For everything there is a season

19 October 2023—28 April 2024

For everything there is a season
Works from the Collection

Spring is a time of transition and new growth. For everything there is a season draws together a selection of leafy works from the CAM art and historical collections, bearing witness to the changing of the seasons. From Spring and through the upcoming seasons, revisit much-loved still life and landscape works from the collection, including oils, watercolours and prints. Paintings by A M E Bale, Rupert Bunny, Ethel Carrick Fox, E Phillips Fox, Polly Hurry, Margaret Preston and Elma Roach will feature alongside contemporary works by Vivienne Shark LeWitt and Gabrielle Martin.

Ceramics from the collection are also an important element of the exhibition. A significant work by renowned ceramic artist Phil Elson, Remembering Venet at 44.5 degrees, is a highlight of the display. From the museum’s historical collection, decorative arts including textiles and metalwork will introduce new material qualities and creative exchanges.

Another highlight from the exhibition is Dora Meeson’s In a Chelsea Garden, 1912, exhibited for the first time following a complex conservation treatment. CAM gratefully acknowledges the individual donors who generously funded the restoration by supporting the painting’s Cracking Appeal and, in doing so, the endurance of the collection. Visitors will be able to appreciate the newly vivid colours and iridescent qualities of this Collection favourite.


"For everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted."
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

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Willam Dja Dja Wurrung Balug
Wokuk mung gole-bo-turoi
talkoop mooroopook

Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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