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Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists

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23 September-30 November 2014

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Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists has now finished.

Primavera is an annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Since 1992, the series has showcased the works of artists in the early stages of their career, many of whom have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally. 2014 celebrates the 23rd edition.

The MCA has invited artist Mikala Dwyer as a guest curator for Primavera 2014. Dwyer has exhibited widely in Australia and abroad and was one of four artists in the inaugural Primavera: The Belinda Jackson Exhibition of Young Artists at the MCA in 1992.

Primavera curator Mikala Dwyer said of her approach to the process of working on the exhibition:

‘I am privileged to have travelled to parts of Australia I have never been to in the process of curating Primavera for the MCA, visiting and viewing the work of many brilliant young artists.

When I think through the work of the artists I’ve selected for Primavera, all sorts of ideas, interests and associations pop up, including Surrealism, robotics, queer fertility, ritual, time, witchcraft, science, alchemy, dreaming and telepathy.

This Primavera is but a small selection of young Australian artists making wonderful work driven by an endless intelligence and deep curiosity. I am ever grateful for their inspiration and resilience.’

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Artist List

Madison Bycroft was born in 1987, Adelaide Hills, SA. Lives and works in Adelaide

Ben Denham was born in 1979, Sydney, NSW. Lives and works in Sydney

Nick Dorey was born in 1985, Sydney, NSW. Lives and works in Sydney

Caitlin Franzmann was born in 1979, Gympie, Qld. Lives and works in Brisbane

Hossein Ghaemi was born in 1985, Tehran, Iran. Lives and works in Sydney

Emily Hunt was born in 1981, Sydney, NSW. Lives and works in Sydney

Ishmael Marika was born in 1991, Nhulunbuy, NT. Lives and works in Yirrkala, NT

Barayuwa Munungurr was born in 1980, Wandawuy, NT. Lives and works in Wandawuy

Sean Peoples and The Telepathy Project (Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples). Peoples was born in 1986, Melbourne, Vic. Lives and works in Melbourne

Alison Puruntatameri was born in 1984, Melville Island, NT. Lives and works in Melville Island

Lucienne Rickard was born in 1981, Lithgow, NSW. Lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania

Marian Tubbs was born in 1983, Sydney, NSW. Lives and works in Sydney

Paul Yore was born in 1987, Melbourne, Vic. Lives and works in Melbourne

Primavera was initiated in 1992 by Dr Edward Jackson AM, Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family in memory of their daughter and sister Belinda, a talented jeweller who died at the age of 29.

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