Surreal Landscapes

National Exhibition Register

  • Pulpit Point Eviction
    Rafaat Ishak Pulpit Point Eviction, 2017
    Image Credit
    Image courtesy the artist © the artist

About the exhibition

Surreal Landscapes is a group exhibition that will explore the way artists position subtle and strange, absurd and dreamlike interventions within the landscape, abstracting and shifting our reading of the landscape. These interventions often exist around an unusual story or personal narrative and quietly embed political and social commentary within these representations. The way artists have represented our relationship to the landscape continues to evolve as our historical perspective shifts. Indigenous cartography inscribed within dot paintings mapped the geography of country while telling stories linked to place, and early colonial artists documented with realistic precision the rock formations, flora and fauna as the best record and embodiment of the landscape. To a certain degree, all representations of the landscape offer a form of myth making. They seek to frame viewpoints of the landscape that are not exact spatial replicas but moments in time. Surreal Landscapes seeks to present a selection of works which insert people or objects into the landscape, changing our perspective of the landscape and adding new layers and narratives to the way the landscape is represented.

Artists and Curator

Danny Lacy

G.W. Bot, Arthur Boyd, Nadine Christensen, Emily Ferretti, Tara Gilbee, James Gleeson, Siri Hayes, Raafat Ishak, Euan Macleod, Hayley Millar-Baker, James Newitt, Emma Phillips, Peter Purves Smith, Harald Vike and Rosie Weiss

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/05/2021 onwards
Exhibition size
Between 75-100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
$3,500 (inc. freight)
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Education Kit, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage
Primary contact
Ellen Wignell
8662 1507