Gordon Bennett: Be Polite
This publication brings together three newly commissioned essays by art historian Ian McLean and curators and arts writers Helen Hughes and Julie Nagan alongside documentation of Bennett’s works on paper and a selection of paintings and other pieces to which they relate.
Publisher Sternberg Press
Outsider/Insider: The Art of Gordon Bennett
Outsider/Insider: The Art of Gordon Bennett is a substantial catalogue, publish to accompany exhibition by the same title at AAMU, The Netherlands. In addition to images of all the works in the exhibition, presenting a selection from the wide-ranging oeuvre of Gordon Bennett, the catalogue also contains essays by Prof. Ian McLean, Prof. Kitty Zijlmans and Dr Georges Petitjean, curator of the AAMU.
Gordon Bennett has achieved international critical acclaim for the complex ways in which his work engages with historical and contemporary questions of cultural and personal identity, with a specific focus on Australia’s colonial past and its postcolonial present.
The catalogue to accompany the exhibition includes a conversation between the artist and long-term associate Bill Wright, as well as thorough analysis of Bennett’s practices and complex body of work to date from Kelly Gellatly, Justin Clemens and Jane Devery.
Publisher National Gallery of Victoria