MCA ARTBAR curated by Shaun Gladwell

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces artist Shaun Gladwell as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi held on Friday 31 August 2012.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in The Rocks precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 31 August 2012 to Friday 31 August 2012
Launch Friday 31 August 2012, 7∙00–11∙00 pm


Published by M.C.A. on Monday 20 August 2012.
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With a penchant for Mad Max (not to be confused with Mad Mex) and fixed gear bikes, Gladwell will take charge of the wheel and deliver a special high octane edition ARTBAR, making unique changes to the MCA Collection galleries for one night only.

Lectures, live music, film screenings and mind-blowing DJ sets will all make up Gladwell’s digital and retrospective performance landscapes.

The event will take over the entire wing and include the opportunity to view the new selection of works in Volume One: MCA Collection on Level 2.

It is art but not as you know it.
$20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions. Over 18s only.
Online bookings are open via

Friday 31 August, 7∙00–11∙00 pm


Shaun Gladwell (born 1972) is an Australian artist based in London. He completed associate research at Goldsmiths College, London in 2001 and has since undertaken numerous international residencies and commissions. He has exhibited prodigiously in Europe, North and South America and in the Asia Pacific Region. Shaun Gladwell represented Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale and travelled to Afghanistan as the official Australian War Artist in 2009. His work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally, including: Wadsworth Atheneum, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan; the Progressive Art Collection, USA; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

The MCA holds 13 works by Gladwell in its permanent Collection.

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