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Primavera 1992: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

02 Sep 1992 to 13 Dec 1992

Artists:

James Angus, Mikala Dwyer, Gail Hastings, Constanze Zikos

Curator:

Linda Michael

about the exhibition

On the eve of the opening of the new Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in November 1991, Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family generously offered to endow an annual exhibition of the work of young artists, Primavera, in memory of their daughter and sister, Belinda Jackson, a talented jeweller who died at the age of 29.

Primavera is the Museum’s annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Since this inaugural exhibition 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.

This first Primavera exhibition, curated by Linda Michael, showcased the work of four artists: James Angus, Mikala Dwyer, Gail Hastings, and Constance Zikos.

The exhibition included works that aimed to initiate a closer engagement with its audience, closing the gap between object and viewer. Whether by compelling the direct participation of the spectator or utilising shared aspects of language and cultural forms, each artist made the spectator implicit in their mode of address. All of the artists created work especially for the exhibition, some shown alongside existing works, and all reoriented the audience’s view of the commonplace or conventional.