A Boy’s Own Story @ The Johnston Collection, Melbourne

Chris O’Brien and Terry Williams are exhibiting in The Johnston Collection’s summer exhibition A Boy’s Own Story, showing from 30 September 2019 – 4 February 2020 and continuing their collaborations with makers by inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create ‘new works based on old objects.’

This year, The Johnston Collection has invited Melbourne and state-based artists and collectives to create and contribute to their annual Summer exhibition.

The exhibition will feature work by Douglas McManus; Chris O’Brien; Troy Emery; Noel Button; Lucas Grogan; Kevin Smith; Tristan Brumby-Rendell; Kevin Smith; Luke Hockley; John Scollay; Steve Campbell-Wright; David Pearce; Terry Williams; Trevor Smith; along with David Collyer, his father A. Keith Collyer (1917-1983) and grandfather Archibald Collyer (1883-1939).

The Johnston Collection will be encouraging challenges to traditional making, thinking and practice through contemporary responses to the Collection, along with more traditional responses that reflect historical techniques, materials and making. This exhibition offers an ‘inspired’ interpretation of the Collection.

Dates: 30 September 2019 – 4 February 2020
Opening: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Venue: The Johnston Collection, East Melbourne

For more information visit The Johnston Collection’s website.

Image | Chris O’Brien, Chris’ Collection, Chris and Chelsea live in this house, 2019, cotton, foam and wool, 32.5 x 40 x 49 cm.

A Boy’s Own Story @ The Johnston Collection, Melbourne


30 September, 2019 @ 9:00 am
4 February, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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