Exhibition launch: 'Wesley Stacey: The wild thing'
4 March 2017
MGA warmly invites you to attend our autumn exhibition launch:
Wesley Stacey is a living legend of environmental photography. In the 1970s he turned his back on the bright lights of Sydney and set up camp in the wilderness of the NSW south coast. For over 40 years he has lived in the ‘great outdoors’, using photography to explore and connect with the ecological complexity of the Australian landscape.
The wild thing, curated from the MGA’s own photography collection, surveys four decades of Stacey’s work. From his lively colour snapshots to his epic black-and-white panoramas, Stacey pays tribute to the wildness at the heart of our existence on Earth.
Saturday 4 March 2017
1pm artist and curator talk with Wesley Stacey and Stephen Zagala
2pm exhibition to be opened by Gael Newton
Gael Newton is the former Senior Curator of Photography, National Gallery of Australia, and Curator of Stacey's first survey exhibition held at the NGA in 1991.
Book your free ticket online. RSVP requested by 28 February for catering purposes.
The wild thing is part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017- a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE will run 19 APRIL-14 MAY 2017 artclimatechange.org/
Celebrating the relaunch of [email protected] on Saturday 4 March
One-day-only sale: Come and explore our new product ranges. There will be a 10% discount store-wide, 15% discount for Friends of MGA.
Wesley Stacey: Signing the land / Segni Sul Paesaggio 1993
Signing the land is an accordion-fold book of Wesley Stacey’s photographs that stretches to over 10 metres when fully expanded. Combining images taken over an 18 year period in both Australia and Italy, it explores the traces left behind by humans on the landscape. From the scratching of graffiti on a headstone in Italy as a sign of remembrance, to the shells left behind on a beach indicating a traditional eating place in Australia, Stacey’s panoramic photographs invite you to search for the marks on the land.
The last remaining stock of these softcover books have made their way from Stacey’s bush camp to MGA. Books will be available to purchase at the exhibition launch for $50 and Stacey will be available to sign them for you; any remaining books will be $55 for the duration of the exhibition.