The DNA of colour: Ildiko Kovacs at the Drill Hall Gallery

Exhibition and Shows

22 Jun 2019 to 11 Aug 2019

This exhibition surveys an important chapter of Ildiko Kovac’s painting production, characterised by the powerful fusion of line, colour, image, substance and scale. The majority of paintings make abundant use of rollers. Kovacs’s characteristic motif establishes a kind of linear circuitry, an arabesque turning back on itself.

Curator Sioux Garside notes that: “Deoxyribonucleine acid (DNA) is a code, a fundamental material that all life is made from. As the inherited essence from our ancestors, it determines the core of who we are, and who we will become, from the moment of our conception. It activates predestination if it is allowed to grow and blossom into life.

Kovacs has described her paintings as growing from ‘the line travelling through space,’ and links it to her experiences of ‘vast open distances and roads that go on for eternity.’ Performative movement is the vital element that makes her paintings dance.”

This exhibition was initiated by Orange Regional Gallery and was curated by Sioux Garside.


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Event Times

22 Jun 2019 to 11 Aug 2019

Once Only Event


ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Kingsley Street, Building 28, Acton, 2601

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