JOHN DENT: Between Two Countries

15 May 2021 - 25 June 2021

The exhibition, now extended to 25 June, focuses on paintings from the earlier period of John Dent’s career, dividing his time between Australia and France.
The paintings of France, particularly Paris, depict many strange contrasts of Parisian life.
The series of still-life works relate to a large painting by Dent in the NGV collection, Le Déjeuner (The Lunch) and culminating with his magnum opus, the triptych Natura Morta – Marta, as featured in this exhibition.


View the illustrated e-catalogue
with essay by Ruth Lovell by clicking here


DIRECTOR’S WELCOME by Michael Blanche

Opening Speech by Men Kirby OAM


A Closer Look At… John Dent Still Life Paintings

A Closer Look At… John Dent in Paris

A Closer Look At… John Dent’s larger paintings