“My work is about space and the light that inhabits it. It is about how you confront that space and plumb it with vision. It is about your seeing, like the wordless thought that comes from looking into fire”.

James Turrell Turrell is one of America’s main contemporary artists whose light-based installations have amazed gallery crowds around the world.

After three successful shows throughout 2013 - at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Guggenheim in New York - Turrell is arriving in Canberra with an exhibition that includes art works from over 50 years of his career, along with a unique installation that invites the audience to look at the sky and appreciate the beauty of nature.

We take light for granted, a fact that requires no special attention. Turrell’s works not only provides visual artistic inspiration, but also reminds us that we should appreciate nature and our universal resources and not to take them for granted. For those who visit the city between December and June, we recommend visiting this very special exhibition.

“I want to address the light we see in dreams and the spaces that seem to come from those dreams.” James Turrell

Turrell: A Retrospective 13 December 2014 – 8 June 2015 National Gallery of Australia.

Note: The immersive installations allow viewing with a limited number of visitors. Timed sessions with small groups will be permitted into the exhibition every 15 minutes.

Tickets go on sale in late October 2014 through Ticketek. Advance bookings are essential.

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