The Allegorical Imperative:
Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming

Fri 1 Aug 2003–
Sun 21 Sep 2003

Main Exhibition Gallery

The Allegorical Impulse was a selected survey and major commission by one of Australia’s foremost allegorical portrait and narrative painters.  Included in the exhibition was Creek’s 30 metre long Melbourne Desktop Drawing, the latest in a sequence of his desk-top projects made over several years. Recording historical events interwoven with personal histories and narratives, Creek referenced Leopold von Ranke’s idea that ‘to articulate the past historically does not mean to recognise it as it really was’.

Curator: Juliana Engberg
Project Manager: Geraldine Barlow

The Allegorical Imperative: Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming

In the Press
29 July, ArtsHub, A Creek worth going to
2-3 August, Weekend Financial Review, The Allegorical Imperative
20 August, The Age, Creek defaults to brown
23 August, The Age, Thinking man’s art
8 September, Herald Sun, Every picture tells a story
17 September, Herald Sun, You’re up the creek


Greg Creek