Loneliness and isolation expressed through the works of one of Australia's most important living artists.

The Heide Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to the acclaimed work of one of Australia's most important living artists in a new exhibition on display at the gallery from March 4. Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls will feature more than 40 of the eponymous artist's iconic paintings of uniformed schoolgirls in solitary urban settings, brought together from private and public collections from all around the country and the world.

Open to the general public until June 18, the tempera, enamel and oil works in the exhibition showcase Blackman's unsettling style as well as his ongoing fascination with the themes of loneliness and isolation. Entry into Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls is free to Heide members; alternatively, you can buy a museum pass for $18 that will gain you access to all of the museum's current exhibitions.

Images: 'The Shadow', Charles Blackman (1953), Heide Museum of Modern Art. 

Published on February 27, 2017 by Tom Clift

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