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In New Histories ten contemporary artists reimagine historic works from the 19th and early 20th century Australian and European collection of Bendigo Art Gallery. Informed by technological, social, environmental, political and historical events that have occurred since the original work’s creation, artists in the exhibition revisit interpretations of Australian and European histories through the lens of contemporary culture.

Working across mediums of performance, sound, film, painting and textiles, historic and contemporary artworks will be reframed in a series of installations throughout the contemporary and heritage courts of the Gallery.

New Histories challenges the nature of art as historic record and the role of the artist as documenter, and commentator of the world.

Devon Ackermann & Paul Yore
Denis Chapman
Andrew Goodman
Gabrielle de Vietri
Juan Ford
Phuong Ngo
Bridie Lunney
Pilar Mata DuPont
Jacques Soddell
Christian Thompson

Curator Jessica Bridgfoot

Content: Bendigo Art Gallery

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