The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) is one of Australia’s leading contemporary art museums, known for its diverse collection of more than 4500 artworks. To kick off a year of celebrating Australian artists, the MCA Australia is spotlighting eight significant female artists in MCA Collection: Eight Artists, a new free display now open in the Museum’s Level 1 South Galleries.
Curated by MCA Australia Curator Manya Sellers, the display brings together MCA Collection favourites alongside recent acquisitions, and new works shown at MCA Australia for the first time.
Featured works include Esme Timbery’s Shellworked slippers (2008), a multi-panel bark painting by Naminapu Maymuru-White and a new, specially commissioned, ephemeral salt drawing by Sandra Selig.
These will appear alongside other intriguing works by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Raelene Kerinauia Lampuwatu, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Esme Timbery, Judith Wright and Gulumbu Yunupiŋu. The collection display reveals the artist’s shared interest in repetition, with several pieces also exploring the relationship to the body and movement.
MCA Australia Director Suzanne Cotter says: ‘Eight Artists is rich with First Nations voices and recognises the perspectives of women in connection to cultural narratives.’
‘We care deeply about the Collection being better known to a broader public and we are delighted to be able to work with the Collection’s exceptional holdings of work by living artists and to enliven those holdings with a newly commissioned floor work by Collection artist Sandra Selig.’
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