Sydney, Australia: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) announced the artists selected for Primavera 2010, the Museum’s annual exhibition showcasing the work of Australian artists aged 35 years and under.
Julie Frager, These are only small scale lies, 2008.
Oil on board Private Collection.
Image courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.
This year, seven artists have been selected from a nationwide search to present work in Primavera 2010. The artists, aged between 26 and 35 years, are: Akira Akira (SA), Julie Fragar (QLD), Agatha Gothe-Snape (NSW), Alasdair McLuckie (VIC), James Newitt (TAS), Jackson Slattery (VIC), and Emma White (NSW).
Primavera 2010 is curated by Katie Dyer, a Sydney-based Curator. Dyer is the founding Gallery Manager and Curator at the National Art School where she has initiated the development and implementation of its Gallery exhibition program and overseen the management of its unique collection. Under her curatorship the NAS Gallery has presented innovative artist initiated exhibitions and projects along with commissions; performances; special events both inside and outside the Gallery context, as well as significant contemporary and historical exhibitions.
Highly experimental, the works in Primavera 2010 aim to actively engage their audiences through an
expansive sense of tactility, immersion, humour, performance and emotional resonance. This year’s
selection of artists is designed to highlight individual achievements and promise in a variety of disciplines
rather than to summarise specific movements and trends. Stylistically the work of these artists differs
substantially. They also work in a diverse range of mediums from painting and sculpture, photography
and performance, to film and mixed-media installation. However, what they share is a reputation for high
quality production values and innovation in their practice.
via press release.