J.W. Power (1881-1943), Conversation 1931-32. The University of Sydney

Enjoy a free, volunteer guided tour of the Abstraction-Creation Exhibition. Meet outside the gallery. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am

Abstraction-Creation features the work of J.W. Power, one of Australia’s most successful and accomplished expatriate painters of the inter-war years.

Developed by University of Sydney with the National Library, this exhibition for the first time brings together Power’s paintings from the University with his sketchbooks and part of his collection held by the National Library of Australia.

Despite his career as an avant-garde artist who participated in numerous exhibitions in London, Paris and Amsterdam between 1921 and 1938 his life is little known in this country, other than as a visionary benefactor to the University of Sydney.

Born in Sydney in 1881 and trained as a Doctor, Power moved to further his studies in Europe before serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the Great War. Power abandoned medicine and studied art in Paris with Fernand Léger in his Académie Moderne, and became part of the international group of artists known as Abstraction-Création.

Return to What's On.
Go to the 'Abstraction-Création: J.W. Power in Europe 1921-1938' Exhibition page
Learn more about the Power Collection held at the National Library of Australia
Attend the Sunday morning Power Breakfast
Register for the specialist exhibition talk
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Exhibition Gallery

Ground floor


Friday, 25 July, 2014 to Sunday, 26 October, 2014
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