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Sunday 7 August 2016, 10-4pm

Monash University, Caulfield Campus
FREE events, all welcome

MUMA participates in Monash Open Day 2016 with a range of fun, free and family-friendly programs and activities.

Artist workshop

Our current exhibition Nicholas Mangan: Limits to Growth continues MUMA's much anticipated and celebrated annual survey exhibition series that presents the practices of Australia's most exciting and innovative mid-career artists. The exhibition brings together several key projects in conversation  with  a  new commission, Limits to Growth. This latest work explores the relationship between two monetary currencies: Rai, large stone coins from the Micronesian island of Yap, and Bitcoin, a digital currency allegedly invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008.

As part of Monash Open Day 2016 artist David H. Thomas will facilitate a creative workshop in MUMA’s foyer space. Using vintage maps and other materials, visitors are invited to make their own collage work in response to the current MUMA exhibition.

Art holds a high place in my life | Damp: study of an artist at 21

Gormenghast (2016) is a major new work by the Melbourne-based artist group Damp and Monash Art Projects (MAP). Located in MUMA’s Ian Potter Sculpture Court, it is the site for Art holds a high place in my life|Damp: study of an artist at 21, a program  of  exhibitions  and events curated by Rosemary Forde. For Open Day a collective of recent MADA Graduates, Artmeet Ari, will present a series of installations and performances around the ever evolving Gormenghast.

An exhibition of selected works by Damp will also be presented in Room G134, Building G, Monash Art Design & Architecture


Collect a ‘bitcoin’ at MUMA on Open Day. Visit Nicholas Mangan: Limits to Growth, Gormenghast and the related DAMP exhibition in G134 to collect stamps on your ‘bitcoin’ to redeem a free coffee from Standing Room Café located opposite MUMA.

Talks, exhibitions, displays and demonstrations will be taking place across the Caulfield campus throughout the day. For more information visit:

Image: Nicholas Mangan Ancient Lights, 2015, (installation view Chisenhale Gallery London ), two-channel HD video, sound, off-grid photovoltaic power supply. Co-commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery, London, and Artspace, Sydney, and supported by commissioning partner the Keir Foundation.

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