The highly anticipated Emerging From Darkness: Faith, Emotion & The Baroque exhibition has opened to immense support at Hamilton Gallery, but there’s not long left to experience this once-in-a-lifetime collection of baroque masterpieces! Featuring important works seldom seen outside of major institutions, Emerging From Darkness offers a rare opportunity for audiences right here in Greater Hamilton.

Curated by leading experts in the field, this exhibition presents over 70 rare and world-renowned baroque masterpieces thanks to a unique partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and private lenders. Get up close with works that changed the course of art history during the emotionally charged baroque period, including world-renowned masters like Artemisia Gentileschi and Peter Paul Rubens. It’s a chance to view extraordinary paintings, drawings and prints that celebrate both religious devotion and the raw humanity of the human experience.

Due to the international caliber of the artworks on display, Emerging From Darkness will not tour to other galleries after it concludes here in April 2024. This truly is a unique opportunity to experience seminal artwork from some of Europe’s greatest artists, without having to travel overseas. Don’t miss your chance – book your tickets to visit before it’s too late!

Tickets are just $20 for adults and $15 for concessions, with under 18s free, and the whole ground floor is free to visit, containing contemporary works by female artists working in the baroque style as well as the HG Design Store.  You’ll find value in exploring the rarely seen masterpieces that explore spirituality, politics, religion and socio-cultural issues of the era.

The gallery is also hosting one-off and regular events like an insightful seminar a ‘creative mixer’ and an Australian Chamber Choir concert in an atmospheric church, plus creative workshops for kids and sensory activities for babies and toddlers.

For those unable to visit in person, we’ve launched an online shop stocked with beautifully crafted products inspired by works in the exhibition. Browse items like anatomical heart and spine candles, scented jar candles and tea towels showcasing iconic artworks. The 290+ page exhibition catalogue is also available, offering high quality reproductions and expert insights into baroque art, music and culture.

Exhibition merchandise is now available online and can be delivered anywhere in Australia. It’s the perfect way to participate for those living outside the region!

Don’t miss your chance to experience Emerging From Darkness before it concludes on 14 April 2024. Secure your tickets to visit Hamilton Gallery today, or browse unique products capturing the drama and wonder of the baroque in our online store. It’s an opportunity not to be missed for art history lovers!


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