This column originally appeared in the Bendigo Advertiser on Friday 30 June 2017
La Trobe Art Institute has assembled a variety of artwork from five Australian artists drawn from Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne for its latest exhibition, Survival Bias.
Internationally renowned artists like Daniel Boyd and Penny Byrne have beautiful and thought-provoking pieces on display, all in a darkened atmosphere of contemplation.
The exhibition is both a visual treat and an insightful look into the nature of collecting art, managing art collections, and representing our valuable cultural objects.
The selection of the artists themselves reveals something of the absences in most institutional art collections.
The title of the show hints at the way we celebrate our successes by sometimes overlooking the brilliance of the excluded.
Survival Bias runs until Sunday, September 3.