Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
15 February 2020 to 12 April 2020
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, MGA has commissioned four leading Australian artists to explore the City of Monash by responding to key issues facing the community – a reflection of the city as a microcosm of the nation.
Peta Clancy, Lee Grant, Ponch Hawkes and David Rosetzky will shine their own inimitable lens on their chosen topic of interest – local indigenous sites of significance, the migrant experience, homelessness, and the LGBTQI+ community.
The commission provides a powerful platform for people to share their stories, which builds awareness of the individual’s experience as they present their truth and the challenges they face. In doing so MGA becomes a safe place for respectful discourse which leads to greater understanding, profile and advocacy. This is the transformative power of the arts at its most potent. Accompanying the exhibition will be education and public engagement programs to encourage an inclusive and celebrated community.
Curator: Anouska Phizacklea