– Highlights

highlight
Workshop

TeachMeet:

Today, 4.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

highlight
Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

highlight
Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

highlight
Workshop

TeachMeet:

Today, 4.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

highlight
Workshop

Art Safari

24 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

highlight
Event

Artbar November 2017

24 Nov, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

highlight
MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

highlight
Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

highlight
Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Primavera 1993: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

02 Sep 1993 to 19 Dec 1993

Artists:

Felicia Kan, Janet Shanks, Rodney Spooner

Curator:

Linda Michael

About the exhibition

The artists chosen for this exhibition all disrupted the conceptual distinctions between discursive or aesthetic categories. Felicia Kan’s juxtaposition of paintings and photographs compelled the viewer to consider how the practice of one has been internalised by the other. Janet Shanks’ works combined everyday objects and techniques of craft within the domain of art, while Rodney Spooner’s sculptural works referred to painting and architecture. All artists showed an interest in structure, whether in relation to the way in which physical or conceptual systems created meaning or were influenced by speculation, accidents, chance and the unpredictable qualities of materials.

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.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Felicia Kan
  • Untitled (cloud)
  • Untitled (field)
  • Untitled (moon)
  • Untitled (sky)
  • Untitled (star)
Janet Shanks
  • Untitled (self-portrait as Camille)