AT most exhibitions, the artist’s name is listed near the artwork, but that’s not the case at The Artery in Warrnambool over the coming weeks.
The show Regroup opens on Wednesday and comprises works by 31 Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education school of art alumni and lecturers from 30 years ago.
No names will be listed with the works to encourage people to guess who did what and try to figure out how the artists have evolved over the past three decades.
The artists in Regroup are Anne McMaster, Anthony Neylan, Barbara Fulton, Deborah Lees, Ewen Coates, Francine Clarke, Francis van der Mark, Graeme Altmann, Graeme Birt, Heather De Blasio, Jim Samon, Kathryn McKinnon, Kathryn Ryan, Leon Melis, Marian Tate, Martin Jones, Melinda Rodnight, Michael Britten, Michelle Hallinan, Noela Stratford, Peter Clayfield, Peter Johnstone, Philip Alldis, Robyn Burgess, Ron Quick, Sally Adamson, Sarah Austin, Sean Loughrey, Shane Bishop, Sonny Dalimore and Steven Clarke.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday at 6pm by past lecturer Ross Gray.
Regroup is seen as a celebration of the close-knit arts community that emerged in Warrnambool in the ‘80s.
It also acknowledges the success of the art school, with many of the people who studied at the Institute continuing to work as artists to this day.
Regroup comprises new 50cm by 50 cm works done by the artists especially for the reunion exhibition.
The touring exhibition will be at The Artery until May 15 before it heads off to Deakin University’s Geelong campus where it will run until June 10.
The Warrnambool Institute merged with Deakin in 1990.