The appointment of Kiffy Rubbo in October 1971 as Director of the Ewing Gallery and Rowden White Library, marks the beginning of one of the most influential contemporary art spaces in Melbourne’s history. The Ewing Gallery (as it was then known) was established in 1938 to house a permanent exhibition of The Ewing Collection of […]

George Paton Gallery 11-27 September Creativity and Correspondence: The George Paton Gallery Archive 1971-1990 Presented by the University of Melbourne Archives Curated by Charmaine Ching, Alice Mathieu and Jeremy McEachern and Georgina Ward The University of Melbourne’s Ewing and George Paton Gallery was at the forefront of modern art experimentation in the city from the […]

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.   The Ewing and George Paton Gallery Archive contains applications and Annual Reports to the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council from the years 1973-1990.   The first Australia Council grant round was held in 1973 and the Ewing received $3,000 […]

Art historian and author Janine Burke worked closely with the George Paton Gallery directors Kiffy Carter (nee Rubbo) and Meredith Rogers on the touring exhibition Australian Women Artists 100 Years in 1975 which she curated and about which she subsequently published a book, Australian Women Artists 1840-1940 in 1990. Burke’s recent book, Personal View: Photographs […]

Acclaimed Australian artist, curator, gallery director and academic Peter Cripps was associated with The Ewing and George Paton galleries from their earliest days. Today Cripps is represented by the Anna Schwartz Gallery in Melbourne and has an extensive career in exhibiting and curating. His work  is in many collections such as the Museum of Contemporary […]

Currently exhibiting at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne, is a survey of one of Australia’s most important and influential photo-based artists, Pat Brassington. Early in her 30 years of practice, Brassington exhibited in two different group shows at the George Paton Gallery :  Feminist Narratives in June 1987 and Fabrications: Recent Contemporary Art From […]