MCA ARTBAR curated by Michaela Gleave

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces artist Michaela Gleave as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi held on Friday 22 March 2013. For this early edition of ARTBAR due to the Easter holiday, Michaela Gleave leads guests into the aether, with constellations of live ballerinas and the chance to take the solar system home in their pocket.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in The Rocks precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 22 March 2013 to Friday 22 March 2013

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Published by M.C.A. on Friday 08 March 2013.
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Kate Mitchell is having adventures down the rabbit hole; Ray Norris is heading out into the cosmos with the art and science of Indigenous Astronomy; DJ Hubble and DJ Arianne are reaching for the stars on the Sculpture Terrace.

The sheer vastness of the universe is overwhelming but real astronomers handling real telescopes are there to guide everyone home. Down below, the microtonal musings of Amanda Cole and her trio of glass harmonicas leave people in awe and Hossein Ghaemi and his troupe venture through the Museum.

The Space Elevator takes the public on a ride, on a night of cosmology, costumes and custom cocktails revealing that space really is the final frontier.

It is art but not as you know it.

$20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions in advance (booking fees apply)
$25 at the door (subject to availability)
Over 18s only.

Friday 22 March, 7:00–11:00 pm


Michaela Gleave is a visual artist currently based in Sydney, Australia. Working across a range of media including installation, performance, photography and video, Gleave’s practice explores the physicality of perception and the ways in which we understand and engage with the world around us. Engaging a keen sense of poetry, romance and adventure, her often-temporal works question our relationship to space, matter and time, involving natural phenomena and tricks of perception within the context of the systems and structures that shape our understanding of the universe.

Michaela Gleave was born in Alice Springs in 1980. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours First Class) from the School of Art, Hobart, University of Tasmania.