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Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May

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21 Dec - 21 Feb

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Being TIWI

21 Dec - 21 Feb

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09 Feb, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Art Safari

09 Feb, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Genext: My Pretty Little Art Career

06 Mar, 6.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Sharing The Artist’s Voice

Celebrating the launch of a new video portal, Alex White reflects upon the MCA’s history of producing and sharing interviews with artists and the importance of these activities for the organisation. more

My Pretty Little Sydney: A guide inspired by Grayson Perry

Much like Grayson’s work, Sydney is full of interesting enclaves if you are willing to take a closer look. We teamed up with The Thousands to create a Grayson Perry-inspired guide to Sydney! more

Building Confidence

Artist Educator Sue Salier reflects upon the certainty of youth in relation to our secondary workshop program Unpacking Unseen Images. more

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Volume One: MCA Collection

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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015

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ARTIST INTERVIEW

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Press Releases – REMAIN IN LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE MCA COLLECTIONS

Posted on March 12, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) presents Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections, a touring exhibition that traces the development of contemporary photographic practice over the last 50 years.

Drawing on works from both the MCA Collection and the JW Power Collection, the exhibition presents Australian photographers alongside international and illustrates the story of the recent history of photography from the 1960s to the present day.
Remain in Light crosses a range of media including black and white photography, artist books, photolithography and digital photography and brings together around 70 works.

Viewed collectively, these works convey how photography has been at the centre of critical debates and themes throughout late twentieth and 21st century art.
From the photo-document to mass-produced imagery, through to the rise of online platforms like Flickr and Instagram as a way of distributing images, Remain in Light looks at how traditional genres of photographic practice have been reinvigorated.

The exhibition features artworks by Laurence Aberhart, Ian Burn, Lewis Baltz, Janet Brosious, Christo, Elaine Campaner, Destiny Deacon, Rotimi Fani Kayode, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Kruger, Rosemary Laing, Suzy Lake, Mary Ellen Mark, Ricky Maynard, Tracey Moffatt, Trent Parke, Patricia Piccinini, Mike Parr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Ed Ruscha, Julie Rrap, Robert Rooney, David Stephenson, Emma White and William Yang.

Reaching across Australia, touring exhibitions like Remain in Light represent a vital strand of the MCA’s program by helping to build partnerships with regional and interstate galleries and increasing audience access to the art and artists of today.

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections will tour the following venues in 2014 and 2015:

Ipswich Art Gallery
29 March 2014 – 31 May 2014

Western Plains Cultural Centre
9 August 2014 – 31 October 2014

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
28 November 2014 – 1 February 2015

Bendigo Art Gallery
21 February 2015 – 19 April 2015

Artspace Mackay
22 May 2015 – 5 July 2015

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
7 August 2015 – 4 October 2015

Media Contacts
Claire Johnson / Myriam Conrié
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
+61 (0)2 9245 2417 / +61 (0)2 9245 2434
claire.johnson@mca.com.au
myriam.conrie@mca.com.au

This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.