Australian exotica  An MGA travelling exhibition

Art Travelling Exhibition Service from Australia. Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Wednesday 09 May 2018.

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Australian exotica draws on MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs and showcases a range of photographic work that engages with the theme of the exotic antipodes.

Ever since the fifteenth century, when European cartographers began including the contour of Terra Australis Incognita (‘the unknown land of the south’) in their speculative maps of the globe, the continent of Australia has been thought of as an exotic place. For many of the artists in this exhibition, this European vision is something that needs to be subverted and critiqued. For others, the idea of living in an eccentric environment, with surreal undertows, continues to inform a distinctively Australian sense of place.

Artists include: Brook ANDREW, Michael COOK, Destiny DEACON, Peter DOMBROVSKIS, Marien Drew, Leah KING_SMITH, Joseph McGLENNON, Tracey MOFFATT, Darren SIWES, Robyn STACEY and Christian Bumbarra THOMPSON

Tour itinerary:

BENALLA ART GALLERY (VIC)
19 November 2016 – 22 January 2017

GOSFORD REGIONAL GALLERY (NSW)
18 February – 2 April 2017

PINNACLES GALLERY (QLD)
16 June – 16 July 2017

MOSMAN ART GALLERY (NSW)
21 April – 1 July 2018

TWEED REGIONAL GALLERY (NSW)
20 July – 23 September 2018

REDLAND ART GALLERY (QLD)
21 October – 2 December 2018

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE (NSW)
19 January – 3 March 2019

https://www.mga.org.au/exhibition/view/exhibition/200