Above image: The Bathers, 1980. Ian Bow. Mildura Arts Centre Collection. Gift of Andrea Bow. 
Image: Sir Thomas Gainsborough, Cottage with Peasants (detail), c.1770s. Black chalk and stump on paper. JR Bow Memorial Collection, Mildura Arts Centre 1975.

Collector father; Artist son

JR Bow, an engineer who worked alongside the notable Australian architect Harold Desbrowe Annear, was a strong advocate for the arts and their capacity to advance Victoria’s post-WWI economic and social prosperity.
This exhibition includes significant European works by Gainsborough and Dürer, selected from the JR Bow Memorial Collection, and modernist artworks by Australian sculptor, painter and printmaker Ian Bow (1914–1989).
Collector father; Artist son is complemented by a new Mildura Arts Centre publication which provides a researched biography of the late Ian Bow.
Thursday 26 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Mildura Arts Centre Gallery

Mildura Rural City Council and Mildura Arts Centre

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