9 December – 16 April 2023

Celebrating 50-years of one of Australia’s most influential artists 


This is the first major retrospective exhibition of one of Australia’s most influential artists, Peter Tyndall. Maintaining a rigorous studio practice spanning 50 years, Tyndall‘s expansive works contemplate the fundamental questions about the construction of meaning. Tyndall interrogates how art, language, presence and absence operate in relation to one another in comprehending the world around us.  

Reflecting on his unwavering commitment to this way of seeing the world, Tyndall created a unique set of symbols to describe his philosophical framework where he structured his entire artistic practice. The exhibition demonstrates Tyndall’s process from making art, innovation, and life-long dedication to insatiable productivity.  

Featuring over 200 works encompassing the entire museum, the exhibition includes paintings, drawings, correspondence art, and unseen works ranging back to the 1970s. The exhibition will draw from the University’s significant collection alongside artworks on loan from national institutions and private collections. 

Collections acknowledgments 

Anna and Morry Schwartz 
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Geelong Gallery
Hassall Collection, Warrang, Sydney 
La Trobe University Art Collection
Monash University Art Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Peter Tyndall 
Tom McCullough OAM


Curated by Samantha Comte, Senior Curator Art Museums, University of Melbourne, and Dr Simon Maidment.


Free Entry

9 December – 16 April 2023




Selected Works

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