LEGACY+ … collecting contemporary

This exhibition explores the work of Petrina Hicks, Darren Sylvester and Christian Thompson whose practices’ reference contemporary pop culture in staged scenes or tableaus that invite the viewer to delve past the enticing imagery and deep into the undertows.

Art Exhibition coming up at Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Sunday 19 August 2018 to Wednesday 19 September 2018

LEGACY+ … collecting contemporary image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Thursday 12 July 2018.
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MGA’s collection is incredibly unique; the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian photography. Over the last three decades the collection has grown exponentially and now numbers over 3,100 Australian photographs that narrates the history of photography in Australia. The collection has continued to develop in depth and significance through a combination of acquisitions and donated works.

A central aspect of the collection is collecting contemporary artists. LEGACY+ focuses on key works by leading artists acquired through donation and purchase. This small vignettes place the works and these artists in conversation with each other that results in surprising connections that elicits a powerful narrative continuum.

Petrina Hicks | Darren Sylvester | Christian Thompson

Curator: Anouska Phizacklea