Anthony Bond OAM – Ken Unsworth

Published by ARTAND Foundation September 2018

This sensitive and comprehensive survey of the life and work of Ken Unsworth by Anthony Bond provides a much-needed volume on one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. At 87 Ken Unsworth is still creating interesting work, exploring connections across dance, sculpture, installation and music.

From his early work as a painter, Unsworth came to be recognised for his performance art, land art and major sculptures. Anthony Bond, principal author, has known Unsworth for decades and has not only assembled a beautiful visual collection of his works, but also a series of interesting and insightful essays and interviews, to accompany his own, by fellow contributors: Daniel Thomas, William Wright, Felicity Fenner, Jill Sykes, Anna Johnson and René Block.

This book is a tome – handsome and worthy of your coffee table, but also of the attention of readers interested in knowing about the history and development of contemporary Australian art and this particular artist.

An exhibition, Ken Unsworth – Truly Madly, is showing at the Ian Potter Centre NGV in Melbourne from 14 September 2018 to 17 February 2019.

Anthony Bond was Head Curator of modern and contemporary international art at the Art Gallery of NSW for 29 years. Now retired from that position, he is an independent curator and art historian.

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Listen to Barbie’s interview with Anthony Bond OAM