There's a certain Slant of light

5 March 2022—6 August 2023

What is light?

It is the warmth from the sun, it is all colour, it is particles of energy, it travels in waves, it is fast. Starlight, light on water, the iridescence of shells, light is refracted through glass, it falls on skin and fabric. Light is a sudden flash, a revelation or, as in the famous poem by Emily Dickinson which lends its title to this exhibition, light is life and death.
This exhibition brings together historical works from the CAM collection with contemporary art and objects borrowed from generous artists and lenders.

Artists include:

Rick Amor, Howard Arkley, Clarice Beckett, Penleigh Boyd, Rupert Bunny, Alexander Colquhoun, Ethel Carrick Fox, E Phillips Fox, Mark Galea, William Gould, Lola Greeno, Robert Hunter, Percy Leason, Fred Leist, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Frederick McCubbin, Max Meldrum, Margaret Preston, Tom Roberts, Jeffrey Smart, Arthur Streeton, Naminapu Maymura-White and Unknown makers.

Exhibition Curator: Jenny Long


Supported by the Australian Government’s Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) Program

Womindjika Woorineen willam bit
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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