Monash ADA community on show as galleries emerge from lockdown

Photo: Silverscreen, 2010. Framing the entry into MUMA’s Ian Potter Sculpture Court from Dandenong Road, Silverscreen by Monash University Professor Callum Morton references Melbourne architect Kerstin Thompson’s strategy of foregrounding the in-between spaces of MUMA’s galleries.

As Victoria emerges from lockdown, there is no shortage of art from the Monash Art, Design and Architecture community on campus and beyond.

The Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is hosting its latest exhibition, Connecting the World through Sculpture. The exhibition is part of a yearlong program at MUMA celebrating sixty years of the Monash University Collection, one of Australia’s most important collections of post-1960s Australian contemporary art.

Connecting the World through Sculpture is presenting six decades of sculpture through three different iterations, spanning across its run. Currently in its second iteration, ‘The Sculptural Body’, the exhibition features work from leading Australian artists, including Hany Armanious, Janet Burchill, Jennifer McCamley and Linda Marrinon. The exhibition’s third iteration, ‘In the Air’, will begin on 28 August before concluding its run on 18 September.

For those on Monash’s Clayton campus, Sir Louis Matheson Library is home to a powerful new exhibition featuring digital elements conceptualised, designed and produced by Monash ADA students. The Perfect Migrant, collates the stories of refugees, is free to enter and runs until 18 October.

Where to catch our Monash ADA PhD candidates

An installation view of The Perfect Migrant at the Sir Louis Matheson Library.

West Space is hosting Monash ADA Curatorial PhD candidate Fayen d’Evie’s examination exhibition, We get in touch with things at the point they break down // Even in the absence of spectators and audiences, dust circulates…. Working as both artist and curator, d’Evie advocates for radical accessibility within the exhibition format, working alongside a sweeping cast of collaborators and utilising multiple artistic mediums, including sculpture, performance, tactile prints and video.

Meanwhile, Southbank’s Australian Centre of Contemporary Art (ACCA) is home to A Biography of Daphne, the examination exhibition for Monash ADA Curatorial Practice PhD candidate Mihnea Mircan. The project seeks to revisit the classic myth of Daphne, the nymph who turned into a tree to evade the assault of the god Apollo, as a starting point for an investigation of trauma and metamorphosis, symbiosis and entanglement in contemporary art.

For a full list of what’s on, please visit our Events page.

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