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Primavera 2016

29 Sep - 04 Dec


Louise Hearman

29 Sep - 04 Dec

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

Special Event

Learn and Grow

27 Oct, 2.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2016

28 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA

25 Birthday Weekend

Artist Talk

11 Nov, 1.30pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Fairfield Eating Excursion

Women of Fairfield co-curator and PYT Artistic Director, Karen Therese takes us on a food safari through Fairfield, Sydney. more

Please Touch: Tactile Tours for Families

Artist Educator, Brook Morgan gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the development of this new program for families. more

Interview with September film curator Adrian Martin

James Vaughan speaks to Australian arts critic and audiovisual artist Adrian Martin about the month of contemporary Portuguese cinema he has guest curated for the MCA more

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Ricky Maynard

Born 1953, Launceston, Tasmania. Lives and works Flinders Island, Tasmania. Ben Lomond & Cape Portland peoples.

Ricky Maynard has built a career photographing and documenting the histories of Indigenous communities, primarily in and around his home in Tasmania. Largely self-taught, Maynard came to prominence in 1988 with his photo-essay The Moonbird People, which was commissioned for the photographic book After 200 Years: Photographic Essays of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia Today (1988). Maynard has exhibited his work in the group shows The Photograph and Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2015); Making Change, National Museum of China, Beijing (2012); Half-Light: Portraits from Black Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2008); Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial 07, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2007); Raised By Wolves, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth (2007); Busan Biennale 2006: A Tale of Two Cities, Korea (2006); and Interesting Times: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, MCA, Sydney (2006). In 2009 the MCA presented a major exhibition of Maynard’s work, Portrait of a Distant Land, accompanied by a publication, which toured Australia and to a number of international venues.

Maynard’s work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; and National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Works by Ricky Maynard

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