An MGA travelling exhibition
Australian exotica draws on MGA’s nationally significant collection of Australian photographs and showcases a range of photographic work that engages with the theme of the exotic antipodes.
Ever since the fifteenth century, when European cartographers began including the contour of Terra Australis Incognita (‘the unknown land of the south’) in their speculative maps of the globe, the continent of Australia has been thought of as an exotic place. For many of the artists in this exhibition, this European vision is something that needs to be subverted and critiqued. For others, the idea of living in an eccentric environment, with surreal undertows, continues to inform a distinctively Australian sense of place.
Artists include: Brook ANDREW, Michael COOK, Destiny DEACON, Peter DOMBROVSKIS, Marien Drew, Leah KING_SMITH, Joseph McGLENNON, Tracey MOFFATT, Darren SIWES, Robyn STACEY and Christian Bumbarra THOMPSON
Venues considering hosting this exhibition or wish to discuss in more detail can contact the gallery with an expression of interest on 03 8544 0500 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BENALLA ART GALLERY (VIC)
19 November 2016 – 22 January 2017
GOSFORD REGIONAL GALLERY (NSW)
18 February – 2 April 2017