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Connecting the World through Sculpture

14 July – 18 September 2021

Charlotte Day

Part of our year-long program celebrating sixty years of the Monash University Collection, this exhibition of sculpture acquired across six decades will be curated by MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day and presented in three chapters: ‘From the Ground Up’; ‘The Sculptural Body’; and ‘Into the Air’. The exhibition will include collection favourites, including Aleks Danko’s The Danko 1971 Concept of Sculpture. SCULPTURE as being the elusive object HA !, 1971; Patricia Piccinini’s Still Life with Stem Cells, 2002; and Nabilah Nordin’s Trotting, 2020, among many others.

Presented in one half of MUMA’s gallery space, Connecting the World through Sculpture is accompanied by the education program MAKING SPACE. This program of artist-led workshops will invite students to embrace hands-on making and celebrate three-dimensional form within MUMA’s gallery, transformed into a light-filled studio. Responding to the three chapters of the exhibition and their distinct formal, material and thematic approaches, MAKING SPACE will explore creative practice and thinking in close proximity to the Collection works on display.

Image: Nabilah Nordin, Trotting 2020, wood, chicken wire, plaster, rocks, spray paint and cement, 137 x 69 x 19 cm. Monash University Collection, Melbourne