Outsider/Insider- The Art of Gordon Bennett

In Outsider / Insider: The art of Gordon Bennett the AAMU will present a selection from the wide-ranging oeuvre of Gordon Bennett, who is regarded as one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Gordon Bennett (1955) has had over sixty solo exhibitions and his work was shown at the Biennales of Venice, Sydney and Shanghai. His works are included in over 100 art collections, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

His Indigenous heritage made Gordon Bennett an outsider throughout his schooling and working life, but his art’s practice soon drew the attention of the art media, galleries and museums. One of his early works, the monumentalOutsider (1988), in which he quotes paintings by Van Gogh, is one of the most reproduced works of art in Australia. His first solo exhibition soon placed him in the forefront of contemporary Australian art.


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