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Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
The musicians  1962
calcimine and watercolour on canvas
Geelong Gallery 
Gift of Mrs Olive Hirschfeld 1976

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
Untitled (Composition)  1950–65
monotype and watercolour
Geelong Gallery
Gift of Mrs Olive Hirschfeld, 1976

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
Isle of man 1942
monotype and watercolour
Geelong Gallery
Gift of Mrs Olive Hirschfeld, 1976

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
Colour chord set  1950s
steel frame with twelve wooden resonating chambers and steel strings
Geelong Gallery
Gift of The Geelong College Preparatory School, 1976


Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

23 February 2019 to 26 May 2019

The centenary of the influential Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture will be celebrated around the world in 2019. Founded in the German city of Weimar in 1919, the school operated until 1933. Its influence spread to Australia through émigré artist Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893–1965).

Hirschfeld Mack enrolled at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1919 and studied under Johannes Itten, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, and was apprenticed to Lyonel Feininger in the print workshop. He was deported to Australia in 1940 and soon after his release from detention in 1942, was appointed to the position of art master at Geelong Grammar School. This selection of paintings, prints, and three-dimensional objects by Hirschfeld Mack is largely drawn from the significant gift made by his widow, Olive Hirschfeld, to Geelong Gallery in 1976.

This exhibition is programmed to mark 100 years of Bauhaus and in recognition of Geelong’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design. This exhibition is part of Melbourne Design Week 2019 an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.


Events

Summer sounds
This event took place on Sunday 24 February.

Creative conversation—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
This event took place on Friday 15 March.

Keynote lecture: Dale Hardiman—PRO-AM (Professionally Amateur) (booked out)
Thursday 21 March at 6.00pm 
This is a free event. Bookings essential. 

Floortalk: Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
Saturday 6 April at 11.00am
This is a free event. No bookings required.


Geelong Grammar School events

Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack self-guided heritage trail
Art School, Geelong Grammar School
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, from 10.00am–4.00pm

The Bauhaus @ Geelong Grammar School exhibition
Art School, Geelong Grammar School
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, from 10.00am–4.00pm

Lecture: Professor Andrew McNamara—Hirschfeld Mack and the Bauhaus: transforming education in art, architecture and design in Australia
School for Performing Arts and Creative Education, Geelong Grammar School
Wednesday 8 May, at 7:30pm
This is a free event. Bookings essential.