LEFT to RIGHT:  Imants TILLERS  
'Diaspora' 1992 oilstick, gouache, synthetic polymer paint Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa | 
'Izkliede' 1994  gouache, synthetic polymer paint From the Gene and Brian Sherman Collection | 
'Farewell to reason' 1996  oil and oil stick, synthetic polymer paint on prepared canvas boards Collection of the National Gallery of Australia
 

Learning Resource

  • Watch a timelapse video Broadband | Dialup of an installation sequence
    of Imants Tillers and Jennifer Slatyer installing 'Terra incognita' 2005.
    Requires Adobe Flash 8

This education material, produced to accompany the exhibition Imants Tillers: one world many visions, introduces teachers and secondary students to the work of this significant Australian artist. This major exhibition traces the development of contemporary artist Imants Tillers from 1984 to 2006. The title of the exhibition, Imants Tillers: one world many visions, suggests the multiple nature of the references in Tillers’ art that in turn reflect the diversity of the world in which we live.

Individual cards introduce and discuss an image, and present discussion points and activities. The diverse subject matter explored within the exhibition links to key learning areas, such as Art, English, History, Mathematics, Science and Philosophy.

This kit has been designed to be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.

This education material is largely based on the catalogue Imants Tillers: one world many visions.

The files for the printable education resource are provided as Adobe PDF . The Adobe Reader is required to view the printable resource and can be downloaded via the link below.

Select bibliography

  • Deborah Hart (ed.), Imants Tillers: one world many visions, exhibition catalogue, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2006.
  • Origins, originality + beyond, exhibition catalogue, Sydney: Biennale of Sydney, 1986.
  • An Australian accent: three artists – Mike Parr, Imants Tillers, Ken Unsworth, exhibition catalogue, Sydney: John Kaldor, 1984.
  • Wystan Curnow, Imants Tillers and the ‘Book of power’, Sydney: Craftsman House, 1998.
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