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Primavera 2004: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


02 Sep 2004 to 21 Nov 2004


Nick Mangan, Natasha Johns-Messenger, Huseyin Sami, Sandra Selig, pvi collective, Roy Ananda, Julia Robinson, Tim Sterling, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Neal Smith


Vivienne Webb

about the exhibition

Primavera 2004: Young Australian Artists focused on work which involved the transformation of everyday materials in order to express intangible concepts and present alternative ways of looking at the world.

The exhibition included sculptures and installations by nine artists, two of whom worked collaboratively, and one artist collective all of whom drew inspiration from their immediate environments.

By releasing simple materials and objects from their usual functions a diverse range of attitudes toward art, culture and human perception were explored. By harnessing and transforming materials, the artists in Primavera 2004: Young Australian Artists were able to release their potential, creating poetic and challenging alternatives to the way the world is perceived.

Primavera is the Museum’s annual exhibition of 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.

Primavera was initiated in 1992 by Dr Edward Jackson AM and 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.