After weeks of anticipation, Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix opened at the National Gallery of Australia with a BANG! (or should we say POP!?) on 19 July. Ken Tyler opened the exhibition with a quirky speech channelling Walasse Ting’s poetry, while NGA Director Ron Radford cheekily drew our attention to the catalogue’s centrefold of the gorgeous Nude with yellow pillow. Vodka POPtails were flowing as guests jumped into a photo booth to create their own Lichtenstein mashups, with props such as […]
Media and staff gathered last Friday at the National Gallery of Australia for the media preview of ‘Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix’, which opened to the public on Saturday 20 July. The excitement was palpable as Ken Tyler– who travelled to Canberra specially to open the show–recounted some of his unique experiences of working with Roy Lichtenstein. Thank you to both Ken and Marabeth Tyler for making the long trip from the U.S. to be here. Marabeth Cohen-Tyler, NGA Director Ron […]
Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix opens in Canberra at the National Gallery of Australia on July 19 with an invite-only party. To celebrate the NGA in conjunction with exhibition sponsors the Molonglo Group are offering two tickets to the opening along with accommodation at the Diamant Hotel to one lucky winner. For details on how to enter the competition visit our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/18clK1w.
On January 23 2013, at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, the Honorable Kim Beazley AC conducted an Investiture Ceremony admitting Kenneth Tyler AO to the Order of Australia for service to the Arts, particularly through the Kenneth Tyler Collection here at the National Gallery of Australia and through philanthropy. We are very pleased to be able to bring you these photographs from the ceremony, courtesy of the Australian Government: The Hon Kim Beazley AC conducts the Investiture Ceremony […]
Robert Rauschenberg’s Horsefeathers thirteen series, 1972-76 Happy New Year to all! It seemed fitting to begin 2013 by taking a closer look at Robert Rauschenberg’s Horsefeathers thirteen series, which is currently on display here at the National Gallery of Australia. Horsefeathers thirteen I-IV Robert Rauschenberg was one of the first artists to work with Kenneth Tyler at Gemini GEL when it opened in 1966. Together the pair made several ambitious prints, including Booster, which – when it was printed in […]
2012 has been a big year for the National Gallery’s Tyler Collection. We have learned the exciting news that Kenneth Tyler will be made an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia at an investiture ceremony in Washington DC on January 23, 2013. Ken has been nominated for this well-deserved honour for his ‘service to the Arts, particularly through the Kenneth Tyler Collection at the National Gallery of Australia and through philanthropy.’ In April the Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix show […]
Categories: Uncategorized • Tags: Bruce Nauman, David Hockney, Ken Price, Kenneth Tyler, Maurice Sendak, Merry Christmas!, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, Paul Jenkins, prints, Roy Lichtenstein, Seaon's greetings, Tony Albert, Tyler Collection, unDisclosed
The International Prints Department is deeply saddened by the news of Jörg Schmeisser’s death. In 1976 Schmeisser came toCanberra as a visiting fellow in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, and from 1978 until the late 1980s he headed the printmaking workshop at the Canberra School of Art. During this time he established strong connections with the National Gallery of Australia, generously giving his time to promote prints and printmaking through a range of workshops and lectures in association […]
Ken Tyler shares his memories of friend and collaborator, Maurice Sendak: I was not exposed to Maurice’s books as a young person, but fortunately as an adult I read his books and knew him as a friend. His unique imagination, wit and humor enlightened all those he touched with his art and friendship. He was the epitome of the irascible and loving relative whose stories taught and amused you. Knowing Maurice was very special. Collaborating with him on his prints […]
It is with regret that we report the death of Kenneth Price on February 24, and extend our sympathies to his family and friends. Price worked on a series of prints with Kenneth Tyler at Gemini GEL in the early 1970s, but is best known for his ceramic sculptures. The National Gallery holds an example of his ceramic work in the International Painting and Sculpture collection: http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail.cfm?IRN=116123 The prints Price produced at Gemini GEL are boldly coloured and often feature […]
On December 13 Ken Tyler will celebrate his 80th birthday. We here at the National Gallery of Australia will be marking the occasion with a lunchtime talk and a special film screening, for details see here: http://nga.gov.au/calendar/default.cfm?VIEWDAY=12/13/2011 We hope to see you there!
As promised, a short clip from our newly digitised film and sound collection is ready and waiting for you to watch through Vimeo. This footage shows Frank Stella discussing the making of his epic print The fountain, 1992. More material will be made available as we identify and catalogue our large holdings: you can expect to see artists in action as well as Ken Tyler and his staff inking plates, operating the presses, making paper and much, much more. Stay tuned! […]