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The National Gallery of Victoria is asking for the public’s assistance in sourcing 14 missing artworks so it can restage a landmark 1968 exhibition.
Beckett Rozentals, Co-curator of The Field Revisited, and Janet Dawson, artist, The Field, in front of (l-r) John Peart’s Corner square diagonal, 1968, and James Doolin’s Artificial landscape 67/5, 1967. Photo: Wayne Taylor

The Field, is regarded as a watershed event in Australian art history. The exhibition, at the height of the Swinging Sixties, showcased 74 abstract and conceptual works including colour field, geometric and hard edge paintings and abstract sculptures​ regarded as radical at the time.

Emma Clark Gratton

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