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

Sound in Space: Adventures in Australian Sound Art

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

25 May 1995 to 22 Aug 1995

Artists:

Stephen Adam, Ian Andrews, Ernie Althoff, Joan Brasil, Warren Burt, Densil Cabrera & Robert Britton, Roz Cheney, David Chesworth, Panos Couros & Wayne Stamp, Brenda L Croft, Sherre DeLys & Joan Grounds, Frances Dyson, Nola Farman & Anna Gibbs, Nigel Helyer, Joyce Hinterding, Sarah Hopkins, Derek Kreckler, Sophea Lerner, The Loop Orchestra, Rainer Linz, Ion Pearce, Jodi Rose, Rik Rue, Greg Schiemer, Social Interiors, Amanda Stewart, Deborah Vaughan, Charlotte Whittingham, Andrew Yencken

Guest Curators:

Rebecca Coyle & Alessio Cavallaro

Sound in Space explored the elusive medium of sound in an Australian context. Sound and audio art practice reach into the fields of multi-media art, sculpture, experimental and new music, performance, sound poetry, radiophony, soundtrack and sound design. Sound in Space encompassed all these art forms with a focus on those with a strong visual dimension.

Featuring both new and existing work by artists who delineated and contributed to an Australian practice in sound, the exhibition extended out of the gallery spaces and into the George Street and Circular Quay foyers of the MCA and onto the MCA forecourt. There was also an extensive installation in the Sydney Tropical Centre at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Through its diverse presentation of works, Sound in Space sought to challenge preconceived notions of what sound art was, and is. But the core of every work was its aural element. Neither visual nor tactile, allusive rather than expository or descriptive, sound art requires the viewer to listen rather than merely hear.

The exhibition was supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection