LEGACY+ … collecting contemporary
19 August 2018 to 19 September 2018
MGA’s collection is incredibly unique; the only public collection solely dedicated to Australian photography. LEGACY+ features pop-up exhibitions which show how acquisitions and donations work in concert with each other. This dynamic conversation is at the heart of how a public collection can grow and become an incredible cultural asset for the community, one that reflects, responds and speaks to the importance of photography, of public collections, and ensures future generations have access to our shared cultural history and one of the most important artistic mediums of our time.
A central aspect of the collection is collecting contemporary artists. LEGACY+ focuses on key works by leading artists acquired through donation and purchase. This small vignette place the works and these artists in conversation with each other that results in surprising connections that elicits a powerful narrative continuum.
Petrina Hicks | Darren Sylvester | Christian Thompson
This exhibition explores the work of Petrina Hicks, Darren Sylvester and Christian Thompson whose practices’ reference contemporary pop culture in staged scenes or tableaus that invite the viewer to delve past the enticing imagery and deep into the undertows and question what lies beneath.
Curator: Anouska Phizacklea