Posted by Audrey Lee on August 27, 2010
Last week we took a breather from the daily grind for a much-needed creative boost at the Museum of Contemporary Art Spring season preview, an annual spring event featuring talents from around the globe. This year, MCA will be hosting three eye-opening exhibitions. Here’s how the calendar is shaping up:
As we previously announced, Primavera makes its 19th comeback, ensuring the work of new young artists from across the country can be seen by an audience. Seven exciting talents have been taken under the wing of this year’s Guest Curator, Katie Dyer. Through a diverse and an inventive approach in the form of painting, sculpture, photography and performance, the works explore themes such as social relationship, natural environment and the re-interpretation of past precedents. Happening now to 21st November.
Levels 1 and 2 of the gallery feature series of works including Alasdair McLuckie’s The highest mountain peaks, right before dawn, Agatha Gothe-Snape’s Wrong Solo and Akira Akira’s Spillberg (black) No. 1.More...
Posted by Audrey Lee on August 18, 2010
Belinda Jackson, a creative jewellery designer of unique talent, passed away at a tender age of 29. Her life may have ended way too early, but the memory of her continues to live on.
As a way of commemorating Belinda’s artistic achievements, Primavera will be presenting its 19th annual exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney. Founded by the MCA, Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and the rest of Belinda’s family, the exhibition is a celebration that gives rise to emerging Australian artists who are of 35 years and under.
Primavera invites Katie Dyer, Curator of the National Art School, Sydney, as this year’s Guest Curator. With creativity and individuality being the common language, Katie’s selection highlights a collective range of wily imaginative work by young budding artists. If Belinda were here, she would have been proud of these young lads.
Get set for Primavera opening this Thursday, August 19 through to November 11. The exhibition is part of the MCA Spring Season 2010, and is located on level 1 and 2 of the museum.
Posted by Danni Le Toullec on November 5, 2009
Sydney is certainly a city that comes to life in the Summertime, people come from all around the world to see the beaches, the harbour, the animals and the nightlife. With more things happening than you can poke a stick at, snow isn't on the top of anyones list. This year Sydneysiders are in for a treat.
As part of Primavera 09, which is a collection of works from Australian artists under 35, Sydney visual artist Michaela Gleave will create a snowfield on the Museum of Contemporary Art's front lawn in Circular Quay. Known for her installations that re-create weather conditions and challenge your perceptions of nature, this is a sight you won't want to miss.
The event will be running from
12.30-6.00pm on Saturday, 14th November 2009, coinciding with the Museum's 18th birthday celebrations.