Images of The Australian Ballet

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Images of The Australian Ballet


With over 25 artworks on display including Luccio’s award winning monotypes and series of drypoints and oil paintings, a large charcoal drawing is set to draw most attention. The exhibition coinciding with the historic 50th anniversary of the company, which Luccio drew inspiration from, is not the only anniversary that will be celebrated during the exhibition. The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director, David McAllister who will officially open the exhibition on Sunday March 11 after his portrait is painted by Luccio for the 2012 Archibald Prize will see his 10th year as Artistic Director.  Amongst all the celebrations, comes another, and most relevant too, the artwork, which is filled with energy Luccio herself explains to have absorbed from the dancers. The countless sketches and drawings of the dancers from rehearsals for contemporary and traditional productions, including Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly and Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain illuminate the shift of weight, shape and form admired by Luccio from the dancer’s performances.