27 October – 18 December 2010
Artists: Howard Arkley,Benjamin Armstrong, Kate Beynon, Charles Blackman, John Brack, Mike Brown, Ian Burn, Stephen Bush, Eugene Carchesio, Mutlu Çerkez, Tony Clark, Juan Davila, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, Dale Frank, Marco Fusinato, Diena Georgetti, Lydia Balbal Gjinabalyi/Wugubalyi, Mira Gojak, Matthew Griffin, Brent Harris, Lou Hubbard, Robert Hunter, Mathew Jones, Roger Kemp, Claire Lambe, Richard Larter, Linda Marrinon, Moya McKenna, Tracy Moffatt, Rose Nolan, Dennis Nona, David Noonan, Tom Nicholson, Susan Norrie, Raquel Ormella, Mike Parr, John Perceval, Stuart Ringholt, Robert Rooney, Gareth Sansom, Sandra Selig, Edwin Tanner, Blair Trethowan, Daniel von Sturmer.
Curatorium: Max Delany, Geraldine Barlow, Kyla McFarlane, Kirrily Hammond.
Monash University Museum of Art is delighted to unveil new museum premises, designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects. Situated at the heart of the University’s Art and Design precinct, MUMA’s new facilities provide increased gallery space and capacity for the Museum to present an expanded program of exhibitions, commissions, projects, education and public programs, alongside changing exhibitions from the Monash University Collection.
The inaugural exhibition Change explores the breadth and depth of the Monash University Collection, reflecting on the changing forms and developments in contemporary art practice from the 1960s to the present, from late-modernism to our contemporary situation. Inspired by – and drawing its title from – a neon work by the late Blair Trethowan, the exhibition signals the potential for change and transformation that MUMA’s new situation presents.
MUMA’s re-launch coincides with the unveiling of Callum Morton’s Silverscreen, The Marc and Eva Besen Commission, a major, architecturally integrated public sculpture. Other key features of the Museum include the Ian Potter Sculpture Court, the Merlin Myer Gallery and the Helen Macpherson Smith Education Space, and we are especially grateful to our principal philanthropic partners.