Mikala Dwyer

b.1959

Mikala Dwyer has been exhibiting internationally since 1982. Her solo exhibition, Drawing Down the Moon is on at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane from 18 February – 14 April 2012. In 2010 she created a major site-specific installation on Cockatoo Island for her participation in the 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age.

Solo exhibitions include Costumes and Empty Sculptures, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); Moon Garden, Aratoi Museum, Masterton NZ (2008); Mikala Dwyer: an Australian artist’s project, City Gallery Wellington (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2000). Group exhibitions include Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, The Ecologies Project, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, curated by Geraldine Barlow and Kyla McFarlane (2008); Lost and Found: An Archaeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial, curated by Charlotte Day, Healesville (2008); Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, curated by Natasha Conland (2007); Den Haag Sculptuur 2007 De Overkant/Down Under, The Hague (2007); High Tide, CAC Vilnius and Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw; Face Up: Contemporary Art from Australia, Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, curated by Britta Schmitz; Contempora 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (1999); OrientATION, 4th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (1995); Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, curated by Victoria Lynn (1993). In 2009 Dwyer was the recipient of the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship Grant.

Works by Mikala Dwyer

– In the MCA Collection online

Related Exhibitions

Volume One: MCA Collection

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2012

Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2009

To make a work of timeless art: MCA Primavera Acquisitions

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2008

MCA Unpacked II

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2003
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Mikala Dwyer

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2000

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