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‘Australian Exotica’: A MGA Travelling Exhibition
October 21 - December 2 | 9:00am - 2:00pm| Free
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 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 somethings 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, Marian Drew, Leah King-Smith, Joseph McGlennon, Tracey Moffat, Darren Siwes, Robyn Stacey and Christian Bumbarra Thompson.
Open: Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm; Sunday 9 am – 2 pm.
Image: Peter Dombrovskis, Lake Oberon, Western Arthur Range, south-west Tasmania 1988, pigment inkjet print, Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection acquired 2015. reproduction courtesy of the Estate of Peter Dombrovskis.