Crawford, Johnson and King were central to the advancement of non-objective art in Melbourne in the post-war decades.
They shared international modernists’ experimental attitudes to materials and to form and composition - with investigations of colour, shape, line, tone and texture - but their preference for abstraction over the figurative imagery favoured by many other artists ensured that there was a strong alternative in the modern art movement as it was experienced in Melbourne.
New Abstraction RMIT 1965-1985 celebrates RMIT University’s 120th anniversary by honouring these three senior artists who have made a significant contribution to RMIT, the Melbourne art community and to Australian art as a whole.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.