2 Dec 2018

Groundswell - the rise of avant garde art in the '70s

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 2 December 2018

New Zealand famously had its Swinging Sixties in the Seventies, and nowhere did the revolution start happening more than in the visual art scene, and a new exhibition is about to pay tribute to those heady 'post-object art' days.

The Auckland Art Gallery is celebrating this dynamic period with a  new exhibition, Groundswell: Avant-garde Auckland 1971-1979 and with us to discuss it are the curator Natasha Conland and a man who was very informed as an artist himself at the time, Phil Dadson. At the centre of the exhibition is the inspiration of then Elam lecturer and artist Jim Allen. Now aged 96, Jim Allen is still performing. Groundswell is on 8 December 2018 to 31 March 2019.