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Art Gallery of South Australia unveils Melrose Wing of European Art

The Art Gallery of South Australia unveiled it’s revitalised Melrose Wing of European Art, on on Saturday 19 January 2013, following a twelve month gallery refurbishment and re-display of the collection.

Art Gallery of South Australia

An opportunity to show works which have not been presented for a number of years, the exciting and dynamic new display will allow visitors to see a greater number of major works, several new acquisitions and many collection favourites, including J.M. Waterhouse’s Circe Invidiosa 1892.

During the planning process, Art Gallery of South Australia, Director Nick Mitzevich steered curatorial staff beyond the traditional chronological system of display, seeking instead to hang the collection in a manner that reflects the contemporary approach of appraising and experiencing works of art across time and place.

Drawn from the Gallery’s extensive collections that encompass paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, the decorative arts and antiquities and covering 2,000 years of art-making, each room in the refurbished wing embodies a distinctive thematic idea which relates to the world in which we live.

The refurbishment and rehang of the Melrose Wing was generously supported by the Government of South Australia, the Thyne Reid Foundation and private donors through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation.

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