The Bob Graham retrospective exhibition A Bird in the Hand! opened in Canberra on Friday May 16 at CMAG (Canberra Museum & Gallery). It also celebrates the Lu Rees Archives in it's 40th year.
It’s been a dream of ours for years to mount a retrospective exhibition of the work of Bob Graham and this dream has finally been realised! A confluence of events made this a possibility late last year and we seized the moment! We thank our partners who made this possible - the Lu Rees Archives, (Canberra), CMAG and Walker Books (the major publisher of Bob’s books).
Since opening of the exhibition, which was part of the 2014 CBCA National Conference, we have been buoyed by positive comments from those who have seen and responded to it. The exhibition continues at CMAG until August 24, so we hope many of you may have the opportunity of visiting over this time.
Several galleries around Australia have expressed interest in exhibiting this exhibition so, with the Lu Rees Archives, we are now seeking funding to be able to prepare it for touring. More photos and details will be available on our website, and an article on the background and design of the exhibition will be published in the July edition of Magpies Magazine. You can also view photos on the BI Facebook.