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1967: Selected works from the MCA Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


28 Nov 2005 to 23 Apr 2006


Edmund Alleyun, Carl Andre, Sergio Dangelo, Hugo Demarco, James Doolin, Jeremy Moon, Zabunian Sarkis, Peter Sedgley, Luis Tomasello, Juan Genovés, Ian Burn, Julio Le Parc, Bridget Riley, Lily Greenham, Günther Fruhtrunk, Ovidiu Maitec, and Gregorio Vandanega.

Guest Curator: Jacky Redgate

To complement her survey exhibition, Jacky Redgate: Life of the System: 1980-2005, artist Jacky Redgate was invited to curate a selection of works drawn from the MCA Collection. Redgate selected works that were an extension of her own practice, and decided to take her career-long interest in the exploration of systems and apply it to her selection process. Redgate took the year 1967 as her starting point, and chose works that were made and/or acquired in that year.

1967 was a pivotal year for Redgate personally, as it was the year her family emigrated from London to Australia. On a political and social level, 1967 was the year of the Commonwealth Referendum which saw Aboriginal people recognised as Australian citizens for the first time, the growth of the women’s movement, and growing protests against the Vietnam War. Though the MCA was not yet conceived in 1967, the University of Sydney received the J.W Power Bequest, and began to acquire works for the J.W Power Collection, which formed a key part of the MCA Collection in its early years, and is still managed by the MCA on behalf of the University of Sydney today.

By bringing together personal and institutional narratives, Redgate explored the artistic and social landscape of the time, when Australia was opening up to the world and contemporary art had a fascination with new technologies and perceptual theories. The exhibition featured kinetic, Op, conceptual and minimal art, drawing connections to Redgate’s own practice and research into theory, perception and space.

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of the MCA Ambassadors.

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Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Carl Andre
  • Walking beam
Ian Burn
  • Photographic Mirror (Referential line; Robert Morris)
The Beatles
  • Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band