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Term 2 at MGA

Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker'

Under the sun explores views of our culture, our identity and our nationhood through works that will surprise, challenge and enthuse audiences. Comissioned by the Australian Centre for Photography, Under the sun is a large scale exhibition of a diverse range of immersive and thought-provoking new works from 15 artists responding to Australian photographer Max Dupain’s iconic Sunbaker image (1937).

Artists include: Peta Clancy, Christopher Day, Destiny Deacon, Michaela Gleave, Nasim Nasr, Sara Oscar, Julie Rrap, Khaled Sabsabi, Yhonnie Scarce, Christian Thompson, Angela Tiatia, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Daniel von Sturmer, Justene Williams and William Yang.

Under the sun will be on display at MGA from 6 May–6 August 2017.
[This includes Term 2 and the first three weeks of Term 3].

MGA Education Preview

REMINDER Thursday 4 May 4.30-6pm at MGA

Please join Claire Monneraye, Curator, Australian Centre for Photography, and Peta Clancy, Under the sun exhibiting artist, for a behind the scenes discussion and walkthrough of Under the sun: Reimagining Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker'. You'll gain an insight into the curatorial rationale of the exhibition and what is involved when you commission 15 contemporary artists to respond to Max Dupain's 'Sunbaker' from both the Curator's and the Artist's perspective.

Participants will receive a hard copy of both the Australian Centre for Photography's excellent Education Kit and the Exhibition Catalogue. Teachers wishing to have a certificate for VIT professional development please indicate this when registering. Refreshments will be provided.

Register here RSVP requested by 3pm on 4 May for certificate generation.

ACP Education Resources

Antoinette Clements at the Australian Centre for Photography has created a fantastic Education Kit for this exhibition. It includes a history of the original Max Dupain image, the curatorial rationale, and questions and activities for each of the artists.

In addition to this very useful document, the ACP has also created nine video interviews with artists involved with the show and an additional video that looks at the many varied reinterpretations of the 'Sunbaker'. MGA has created a one-stop page that compiles all of these ACP resources along with other relevent links to use when exploring Max Dupain and the artists of the show.

Download the kit See the resources page

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Visits to MGA and Under the sun are free of charge. Tours can be tailored to your curriculum focus, or you can select from our curated tour offerings. 'Behind the Scenes' tours for Studio Arts are already booking up. Do not miss out!

MGA's online booking system provides you with:

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  • instant confirmation and automatic email
  • the ability to reschedule your own tour when the school changes your well laid plans

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