How do we connect? A conversation with Peter Tyndall and Dr Chris McAuliffe
Explore the interconnected world of Peter Tyndall’s art
Join Dr Chris McAuliffe and Peter Tyndall in a lively conversation exploring Tyndall’s ‘mail art’, his painting practice and ongoing blogging project bLogos/ HA HA.
Since the 1970’s, Tyndall has maintained correspondence with people in his life with a broad range of interests; including curator, historian, and writer Dr Chris McAuliffe. Each conversation is deeply personal and many of the observations reveal Tyndall’s curiosity in the connections between people, ideas and art. Tyndall’s ‘mail art’ is about dialogue and exchange, teasing out an idea and expanding an endless web of connections.
For Peter Tyndall, making art is a collective endeavour and the interconnectedness of all things is at the core of his practice. In his current retrospective exhibition at Buxton Contemporary, Tyndall reminds us that we are not alone, and the viewer is an active participant in the art-making process.
Buxton Contemporary will be open from 11am with talks commencing at 2pm.
Peter Tyndall was born in Melbourne and lives and works in Hepburn Springs. Maintaining a rigorous studio practice spanning 50 years, Tyndall interrogates how art, language, presence and absence operate in relation to one another in comprehending the world around us.
Exhibitions include Serial and Conceptual Photography, Spare Room 33, Canberra (2017); Geniale Dilletanten (Brilliant Dilletantes): Subcuulture in Germany in the 1980s + Australian ingenious amateurs, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (2015); Howard Arkley (and friends…), TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria (2015); Pop to Popism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2014); Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013); Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art (2013); Mix Tape 1980s Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013); detail, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney (2012); Let the Healing Begin, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2011); Unscripted: Language in Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2005); The Song of the Earth, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2000); Peter Tyndall, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo (1997); Postcards: Peter Tyndall Contemporary Art Archive 5, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1994).
Dr Chris McAuliffe
 Installation view of Peter Tyndall exhibition, Buxton Contemporary, the University of Melbourne, 2022-2023, courtesy Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne. Photography Christian Capurro.
Sunday 26 February, 2023
Free event, RSVP essential
Buxton Contemporary is fully wheelchair accessible.