Gordon Bennett

Created by Flux


In Tate Modern

Level 3: A Year in Art: Australia 1992

Level 3: A Year in Art: Australia 1992
Gordon Bennett 1955–2014
Etching on paper
Image: 295 × 198 mm
Presented by Leanne and Caitlin Bennett in memory of and admiration for Gordon Bennett 2019

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This etching was based on a sketch for an installation that Bennett created in 1992, titled Self Portrait (Ancestor Figures). On the wall are a mix of small abstract watercolour paintings and photographs of the artist’s family members, who he identifies as Aboriginal and of Scottish and English ancestry. On the floor, polished lead encased river stones are placed over a painted grid. The inscription reads: ‘River stones – their forms are created by the action of flowing water – the form is a result of the flow over time – created by + in flux.’

Gallery label, July 2021

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