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Carl Plate

Carl Plate 1909-1977

 

Carl Plate was a leading figure and artist in the post-war modern art movement in Australia. He ran the Notanda Gallery in Sydney's Rowe Street (1940-1974) and was a prolific collage artist and painter.

His work is represented in the national and state galleries and in private collections in Australia, Europe and America.

 

After studying art in Sydney and London and extensive travels in Mexico, America, Europe, Scandinavia and USSR, Carl Plate experimented with ideas and materials. His highly original work charts a course of modern art across the mid-twentieth century.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Plate

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Solo Exhibitions

 

2024

Carl Plate: 1950s, Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney (forthcoming)

2019           
Carl Plate: The Last Exhibition He Never Had 1971-1976, Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney

 

2017           
Carl Plate Hard Colour: Paris Works 1970-1971, Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney

 

2012          
Carl Plate: Surrealism to Abstraction & Beyond, Painting & Collage 1940-1976, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
                         

2010          

Carl Plate: 60s & 70s Paintings & Collage, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
Carl Plate, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

                   

2009          

Carl Plate: Collage 1938-1976, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney
Carl Plate: Paintings and Collage from the 1970s, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney

 

2006          

Carl Plate: Works From the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 

2006          

Carl Plate: Paintings from the 50s, 60s and 70s, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
 

 

1987          

Carl Plate, Painters Gallery, Sydney
Carl Plate: Works on Paper 1939-1957, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Adolphe Plate & Carl Plate, Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Sydney

 

1984           

Carl Plate 1909 - 1977, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
 

 

1981           

Carl Plate: Paintings - Paris 1970-71, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney
Carl Plate, Zanders Bond Gallery, Melbourne
Carl Plate, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

 

1979           

Carl Plate, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney
Carl Plate, Zanders Bond Gallery, Melbourne

 

 

1978           

Carl Plate, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney
Carl Plate, Zanders Bond Gallery, Melbourne

 

 

1977          

Project 22: Carl Plate 1909 – 1977, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
 

1974           

Carl Plate, Town Gallery, Brisbane
 

 

1972
Carl Plate, Macquarie Galleries, Canberra

 

 

1971           

Carl Plate, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, November
 

 

1969           

Carl Plate, Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane
 

 

1968           

Carl Plate, Bonython Gallery, Sydney
 

1967           

Carl Plate, Lewers Gallery, Emu Plains
Carl Plate, Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney 

 

1965
Carl Plate, Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney

 

 

1964
Carl Plate, Gallery A, Melbourne

 

 

1963
Carl Plate, Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney
Carl Plate, Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney

 

1962
Carl Plate, Knapik Gallery, New York

 

1961
Carl Plate: Some Paintings for New York, Terry Clune Galleries, Sydney
Carl Plate, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney

 

 

1960
Carl Plate, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Drawings & Small Paintings by Carl Plate, Terry Clune Galleries, Sydney

Carl Plate and Elwyn Lynn, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
 

 

1959
Carl Plate Paintings 1957-59, Leicester Galleries, London

 

 

1958
Carl Plate: Paintings 1957-58, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney
Carl Plate, Newcastle City Art Gallery, Newcastle

 

1956
Carl Plate: Paintings 1954-6, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Carl Plate, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

 

 

1954
Carl Plate, Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane
Carl Plate, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

 

 

1953
Paintings by Carl Plate, Peter Bray Gallery, Melbourne

 

1952
Carl Plate, Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane

Carl Plate, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
 

 

1951
Carl Plate, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Carl Plate, John Martins Gallery, Adelaide
Carl Plate, Stanley Coe Gallery, Melbourne

 

 

1941
Carl Plate, Notanda Gallery, Sydney


 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2024
The Art World Came to Us: The Macquarie Galleries 1938 - 1963, Ngununggula, Bowral (forthcoming)

2023

Summer 2023-2024, Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney
Abstraction 23, Charles Nodram Gallery, Melbourne

2022
A life of art – from the Estate of Jocelyn Plate, Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney

 

2021

Sydney Contemporary, Annette Larkin Fine Art, Sydney

2020
Shadow Catchers, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Hazelhurst 20 Years, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Gymea

 

2017
Emu Island: Modernism in Place, Penrith Regional Art Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Sydney

2016
Art of Parts: Collage and Assemblage from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 

2015
Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Sydney 6: Hinders, Lewers, Plates, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle (Aus)

 

2014
SNO 109: Photography, Sydney Non Objective Contemporary Art Projects, Sydney

 

2010
Planned for Progress, Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney

 

2009
Cubism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Curating the COFA Collection, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

2008

Australian Surrealism: The Agipatos/Wilson Collection, National Gallery Australia, Canberra

 

2004
Australian Surrealism: The Agipatos/Wilson Collection, S.H. Irvin Gallery, Sydney

 

1999
The Antipodeans: Challenge & Response in Australian Art 1955-1965, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

 

1993
Surrealism: Revolution by Night, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 

1991

New Directions 1952-1962, Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Sydney
 

1980
Abstract Expressionism in Sydney 1956 -1964, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

 

1968
Exposition des Ouvres des Residents, Cité des Arts, Paris

 

1967
Australian Painting, Expo ’67, Montreal

 

1966
Aspects of Australian Painting, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland

 

1963-65
Australian Painting Today, Australian and European tour

1963
Australian Art, National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Survey 1963: Paintings from Galleries in all States, Museum of Modern Art and Design, Melbourne

 

1962

Australian Painting, Adelaide Arts Festival, and Tate Gallery, London
Commonwealth Art Today, Commonwealth Institute, London

1961
Contemporary Australian Painting, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Survey 1: Sydney Avant-Garde Exhibition, Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Painting from the Pacific, Auckland City Gallery, Auckland
9 Sydney, David Jones Gallery, Sydney
Nine Sydney Artists, Gallery A, Melbourne
Australian Art, Burr Gallery, Los Angeles
Australian Contemporary Art, Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo

1959

Matson Lines Exhibition of Australian Art (San Francisco and Pacific)

 

1956

Contemporary Australian Painting (Pacific tour)

 

1951-60

Society of Artists exhibitions, Sydney
 

1944
Some Recent Australian Painting, National Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

 

1941-66

Contemporary Art Society (CAS) Annual exhibitions, Sydney

 

 

Major Collections

 

National Gallery of Australia
Reserve Bank of Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales

Queensland Art Gallery

Tasmanian Art Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Cornell University
University of Sydney

University of New South Wales

Melbourne University
Australian National University
Art Bank

 



 

 


                  

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