This exhibition brings together a selection of emerging, established and significant Australian artists who engage with the complex range of emotions that we classify as love. The exhibition showcases both historical and contemporary artworks over a range of media to trace how artistic notions of love have changed over time.
The language of love embraces a variety of emotions including joy, elation, desire, comfort, longing, loss and melancholia. These feelings can be romantic, familial, platonic and divine.
Love… more than a four letter word tracks the journey of love from its beginnings to its endings and can be divided generally into three sections: the day I met you, where you end and I begin and living without you.
Love… more than a four letter word embraces these universally shared yet often unspoken experiences to expand our understanding of love within the ever changing face of contemporary society. It is a bold reminder that despite the conflicts and crisis love faces, the enormous capacity for human love can be a powerful tool for generosity, inclusiveness, sharing, and questioning.
This exhibition features the work of GCCAR members Jenny Watson, Martin Smith, Brian Sanstrom and Caity Reynolds along with Linde Ivemy, Luke Roberts, Tracey Moffat, Brenda Croft, Angelica Mesiti, Clark Beaumont, Claudia Greathead, Courtney Coombs, William Robinson, Hossein Valamanesh, VR Morison, Joy Hester and Arthur Murch.