Direction Now is an exhibition celebrating artists using elements of abstraction such as the lyrical, gesture, texture and colour field to convey an individual expression. The works are bright, bold, textured, intriguing and indebted to the long history of non-representational art. What is this history you may ask? It is a history that reached its peak in the Abstract Expressionist movement of the mid 20th century (think Jackson Pollock).
As part of our public programs for Direction Now, Town Hall Gallery has partnered with the City of Boroondara Libraries to bring you a Direction Now reading list! Filled with lots of wonderful books and references, you can pick up a copy of the reading list in Gallery 3 at our pop-up library.
When you visit us at the gallery, feel free to spend some time in the pop-up library browsing through a number of books about Abstraction in art. We have comfortable couches, temperature control and lots of delicious information for you to digest about the exhibition.
Abstraction can be an abstract concept to understand (a cheap joke, I know). Our pop-up library provides some context for the exhibition and will allow you to take some time out of your visit to educate yourself on the 'ins and outs' of this particularly significant movement. Titles range from those dedicated to Abstract Expressionism, to more contemporary books, such as Art Now Vol. 4 (pictured below).
All of the books that are in our pop-up library can be borrowed from one of the City of Boroondara Library branches. Our libraries have an amazing assortment of other titles in their database if you wish to pursue this style of art further. Click on the links below to get directions to your nearest City of Boroondara Library:
154 High Street, Ashburton
336 Whitehorse Roa,d Balwyn
340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Corner Cotham Road & Civic Drive, Kew
Phone number for all libraries