Post-object and Documentation Art

The Post-object and Documentation Collection is one of the most comprehensive national collections that documents conceptual art making in the 1960s and 1970s. Initiated by one of Australia’s leading theorists of conceptual art, Donald Brook (now Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at Flinders University and former art critic of The Sydney Morning Herald and Nation Review), and supported by the University’s Chancellor’s Art Fund, the collection features some of Australia’s best known and most innovative artists such as Aleks Danko, Imants Tillers and Tim Burns. The collection also includes recordings of performances by Mike Parr, Stelarc and Ulay and Marina Abramovic, made onsite at the Experimental Art Foundation.

Philip Gerner (born 1948) Australian, Jam of your life (detail), 1976, c-print photograph from 35 mm slides, Gift of the Australia Council Visual Arts Board, Flinders University Art Museum 759, © the artist