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Primavera 2010: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

19 Aug 2010 to 21 Nov 2010

artists

Akira Akira, Julie Fragar, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Alasdair McLuckie, James Newitt, Jackson Slattery, Emma White

Guest Curator: Katie Dyer

about the exhibition

The guest curator for Primavera 2010 was Katie Dyer, Curator/Gallery Manager at the National Art School, Sydney. Dyer’s selection for Primavera 2010 focused on seven artists’ individual achievements in a variety of disciplines. Rather than summarise movements or trends, it reflected a variety of approaches and highlighted innovative work by emerging artists who are contributing to new contemporary art practices. The 2010 Primavera artists were Akira Akira (SA), Julie Fragar (QLD), Agatha Gothe-Snape (NSW), Alasdair McLuckie (VIC), James Newitt (TAS), Jackson Slattery (VIC) and Emma White (NSW).

Working across painting, sculpture, photography, performance, film and mixed-media installation, these artists underscored the connection between hand and head, imagination and physicality, in the demanding process of making art and living in the world as an artist. Their visible dedication to craft and a commitment to production values linked the works, as each artist explored bold and innovative creative processes that aimed to revitalise traditional media.

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.

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