Published by National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2018, 136 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 29.5 × 24.5 cm, EnglishPrice: €90
Robert Hunter was arguably Australia’s pre-eminent Minimalist painter. In 1968, at age twenty-one, he was the youngest artist represented in The Field, the inaugural and now-legendary exhibition at the new National Gallery of Victoria, which announced the arrival of late modernist abstraction in the Australian context. Hunter was also one of very few Australian artists to participate in an international art movement, exhibiting in Eight Contemporary Artists at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1974, and continuing to be involved in significant exhibitions in Australia and internationally throughout his career.
This publication, which is now unfortunately out of print, surveys Hunter’s unswerving commitment to a singular aesthetic position, evident in his earliest white-on-white paintings through to the mature works for which he is best known. Robert Hunter contains more than forty colour illustrations as well as essays by Jane Devery, Tom Nicholson, Ann Stephen and Jennifer Winkworth.