• Exhibitions

David Noonan: Stagecraft

Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350
Until 04 Oct 2020

Stagecraft brings together silkscreen collages on fabric, tapestries and film which David Noonan has made between 2015 and 2020. Noonan repurposes found photographic images from his extensive personal image archive to create images which are ambiguous, often with a focus on a solitary haunting figure.

Black and white images appropriated from disparate sources including magazines relating to avant-garde theatre, film, design, architecture, dance and music are combined to create new compositions. Documentary images are transformed into fiction, suggesting the significance of theatricality and performance in the public realm.

Noonan’s collage works have a shadowy sense of mystery, while the layering of the figurative and abstract imagery creates a tension between abstraction and representation, and between truth and illusion.

Ballarat-born artist David Noonan lives and works in London. He is known for large-scale monochromatic collages on linen comprised of fabrics which are torn, folded, cut, stitched and combined with silkscreened images. Recently, Noonan has made tapestries in collaboration with Belgian weavers, which have allowed him to combine art and traditional craft techniques.

Noonan has been the subject of solo exhibitions across the world and his work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in Australia and internationally.

David Noonan: Stagecraft is exclusive to the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

David Noonan is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery (Melbourne), Roslyn Oxley9 (Sydney) and Modern Art (London).

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Entry cost:

Free entry

Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Facilities:
  • Lockers
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
Membership:
  • Museums Australia
Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350

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