The Eyes Have It: featuring works from the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection

Saturday, 5 June 2021 to Sunday, 26 September 2021
Permanent Collection

A response to mask wearing, quarantining, closed borders and isolation during the time of COVID-19, this exhibition presents images and objects that explore the themes of observation and monitoring; restrictions on movement and the effects of anxiety. Artists have long dealt with aspects of alienation, uncertainty and social disruption. Though the works in this exhibition were made without the direct influence of COVID-19 they interact with our moment in time and are curiously prophetic.

Charles Blackman, Schoolgirl standing in street, 1953 (detail), oil on board, 62.5 x 87 cm. Purchased with funds from the annual acquisition budget provided by Warrnambool City Council, 1981.