I joined the gallery after my last visit in February. I get full membership rights when I visit, plus have reciprocal rights when in other galleries in Australia - got to love that!
The Fred Williams exhibition was amazing. It was one of the best curated exhibitions I've been to for a while - it all made visual sense as you moved from one space to another, even without reading the text. I like to do a quick recce, buy the catalogue, have a break and read bits of it, then go back for a more lingering second look.
Williams' body of work is prodigous - his way of seeing the landscape referenced historical art but definitely tuned into modern sensibilities. I found it an immensely moving and emotional experience. The loneliness of the landscape, the unique point of view, the masterful use of colour - he captured it all.
Aside from the special exhibits, the gallery was abuzz with students drawing and painting
I had read that the architect based the design of the building on equilateral triangles - I had noticed them in passing before, but now I saw them everywhere