The light fades but the gods remain | Bill Henson
A Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) travelling exhibition
The light fades but the gods remain is a major exhibition showcasing two key series by Bill Henson, one of Australia’s most eminent artists, exploring the suburb of Glen Waverley where he grew up.
In celebration of MGA’s 25th anniversary, Henson was commissioned to revisit the suburb of his childhood and to produce a new body of work that reflects upon his earlier series Untitled 1985–86, known by many as ‘the suburban series’.
This ground-breaking commission offers an unparalleled insight into one of Australia’s most revered artists, as he explores the notion of home, intensifying the everyday to a point of dramatic revelation and romantic beauty.
Curator: Pippa Milne, MGA Senior Curator
MGA would like to acknowledge the following exhibition supporters: City of Monash, Creative Victoria, Bowness Family Foundation, Daniel Besen and Dr Les Walkling
Newcastle Art Gallery (NSW)
27 February – 16 May 2021
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery (QLD)
2 September – 27 November 2022
Horsham Regional Art Gallery (VIC)
11 March – 25 June 2023
Venues considering hosting this exhibition or wish to discuss in more detail can contact the gallery with an expression of interest on 03 8544 0500 or email to [email protected]