The light fades but the gods remain | Bill Henson

National Exhibition Register

  • Untitled 3
    Bill HENSON Untitled 3, 2018–19
    Medium
    pigment ink-jet print
    Dimensions
    104.0 x 154.5 cm
    Image Credit
    courtesy of the artist, Tolarno Galleries (Melbourne) and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Sydney)

About the exhibition

The light fades but the gods remain is a major exhibition showcasing two key series by Bill Henson, one of Australia’s most eminent artists, exploring the suburb of Glen Waverley where he grew up. In celebration of MGA’s 25th anniversary, Henson was commissioned to revisit the suburb of his childhood and to produce a new body of work that reflects upon his earlier series Untitled 1985–86, known by many as ‘the suburban series’. This ground-breaking commission offers an unparalleled insight into one of Australia’s most revered artists, as he explores the notion of home, intensifying the everyday to a point of dramatic revelation and romantic beauty.

Artists and Curator

Curator
Pippa Milne, MGA Senior Curator
Artists

Bill Henson

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/08/2020 - 01/12/2024
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
VIC
Organised by
Monash Gallery ofart
Price
$5,000 (exc. freight)
Web Site
http://mga.org.au/exhibition/view/exhibition/251
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Exhibition Tour Manual, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities
Primary contact
Katie Tremschnig
Position
Gallery Registrar
Organisation
Monash Gallery ofart
Phone
03 9265 4890
E-mail
Katie.Tremschnig@monash.vic.gov.au
Secondary contact
Cait Burgoyne
Phone
03 9265 489
E-mail
Cait.Burgoyne@monash.vic.gov.au
Acknowledgement
MGA would like to acknowledge the following exhibition supporters: City of Monash, Creative Victoria, Bowness Family Foundation, Daniel Besen and Dr Les Walkling