Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
— Short Intro by Charles Nodrum
In April 2002, the seasonal group show was pared down to abstract works - and titled 'Abstraction'.
The experiment was well received and so every year since (and sometimes twice) it has been repeated.
Now in its eighteenth year and twentieth iteration, the Abstraction exhibition has evolved into a fundamental part of the gallery’s program and an element of the Melbourne commercial gallery calendar. Sometimes curated to a particular theme – 1960s hard edge painting, for example – and sometimes encompassing a broad range of Australian abstract art in general, the exhibitions represent an aspect of the gallery’s secondary market business and, through search and research, seeks to contribute to a thriving history of Australian Art.