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Gareth Sansom's avant-garde '60s-inspired exhibition is now open

Showcasing 130 works from one of Australia's most provocative artists.

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Gareth Sansom: Transformer is a groundbreaking look into the work of its namesake. Gareth Sansom is regarded as one of Australia's most polarising artists of the last 60 years, with works of Lou Reed, Hitchcock's Psycho, the Vietnam War and more driving a firm line in between art aficionados.
 
While his topics are controversial, his artistry is awash with vivid, eye-popping colours and is mesmerising to say the least.
 
It's Sansom's largest retrospective to date - 130 works featuring his most famous collages on top of his most recent wanderings. 20 features will be exclusive to Transformer - never-before-seen, including large-scale canvases reaching over seven metres high.
 
Inspired by the punk aesthetic of the '60s, his artistry challenged stereotypical depictions of post-war life. Destabilising the traditional perspectives of Australian contemporary art, Sansom has inserted photos centering on gender, religion and sex showing no fear.

Gareth Sansom: Transformer opens tomorrow in the ground floor of NGV Australia at Federation Square and will run until Sunday January 28.