This week the NGV takes a big jump back in time, reviving one of its most daring exhibitions — 50 years after its debut.
In 1968, The Field was the opening exhibition when the gallery first moved into its St Kilda Road digs, as well remembered for its silver foil-covered walls and abstract sculptures, as for the widespread controversy it sparked. Now it's being revamped for a modern audience with The Field Revisited kicking off at NGV at Federation Square on April 27.
The free exhibition will feature as many of the original 74 artworks as the curators have been able to get their hands on. Meanwhile, recreations of those named missing or destroyed have been commissioned by their original artists, including Garrey Foulkes, Trevor Vickers, Normana Wight, Col Jordan and Emanuel Raft. Other original works will be given their own homages, marked with specially designed silhouettes on the gallery walls.
Images: Tom Ross.