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Works from the Monash University Museum of Art

Dates:
4 February – 25 April 2014

Location:
The Australian Club, Melbourne

Artists: 
Angelica Mesiti, Charlie Sofo, Siri Hayes, Eliza Hutchison, Rosemary Laing, Robert Rooney, Lauren Berkowitz, Gary Wilson, James Lynch, Aleks Danko, Nadine Christensen, Diena Georgetti, Tim McMonagle, Domenico de Clario and Peter Tyndall

Curator:
Charlotte Day

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) is pleased to present our second exhibition at the Australian Club, following on from a previous show of artworks exhibited at the Club in 2010. Drawing from the Monash University Collection, the new exhibition highlights a range of strategies and preoccupations of contemporary Australian artists across four decades of practice including reconsiderations of both landscape and documentary traditions and the role and status of the art object itself. Selected by MUMA Director Charlotte Day to demonstrate innovative artistic practices in a diverse range of media, the exhibition includes several recent acquisitions which the Museum is presenting here for the first time.

Included are artists working in video (Angelica Mesiti, Charlie Sofo), photography (Siri Hayes, Eliza Hutchison, Rosemary Laing, Robert Rooney) and conceptual and found-object sculpture (Lauren Berkowitz, Gary Wilson, James Lynch, Aleks Danko). Painting is represented by artists displaying unique and highly developed representational styles (Nadine Christensen, Diena Georgetti, Tim McMonagle, Domenico de Clario, Peter Tyndall). Powerful and inventive painting and sculpture by Indigenous artists Lydia Balbal Gjinabalyi/Wugubalyi and Gali Gurruwiwi complete the exhibition.

Image: Siri Hayes, Plein air explorers 2008, Type C photograph, Monash University Collection