Seven Australian artists will be featured as part of MCA’s annual Primavera exhibition, highlighting those who “use language forms and poetic expression in their practices”.
Entering its 28th edition, the exhibition will showcase talent 35 years and younger with Sydney artist Mitch Cairns curating a line-up that features Mitchel Cumming (NSW/The Netherlands), Rosina Gunjarrwanga (NT), Lucina Lane (VIC), Aodhan Madden (VIC/France), Kenan Namunjdja (NT), Zoe Marni Robertson (NSW) and Coen Young (NSW).
“Primavera is a special occasion on the MCA’s annual exhibition calendar as it acts as a springboard for many artists’ careers, introducing the work of younger artists to a wider audience,” MCA Director Elizabeth Ann Macgregor said.
“Cairns has curated an exceptional group of talented young artists, including the work of two young Maningrida painters, which introduces the next generation of artists from this remote community."
Cairns added: “The artists participating in Primavera 2019 collectively embrace cultural connection, poetic registers and the vast spectrum of painting in their articulation of new language forms. I have primarily been guided by my work as a painter, as well as an artist with an interest in language and the written word.”
Primavera 2019: Young Australian Artists will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Level 1 South Gallery, from 11 October 2019 – 9 February 2020.
Head to the MCA website for more details.