From Carrie Miller…
MOP Projects is one of Sydney’s most important artist-run initiatives. Running now for a decade it has provided a platform for some of the most interesting emerging Australian artists. Many of these artists have gone onto to critical acclaim and a few to art stardom, gaining representation with elite galleries and commercial success.
MOP began in 2003, filling an important gap at a time when there was a lack of ARIs in the Sydney scene. In time it became the one of the key places to see contemporary art in a space that remains a magnet to art insiders. Now it’s considered the Godfather of this generation of ARIs and one of the most successful non-commercial spaces in long-term operation. It’s even been extended to include a commercial arm, Galerie pompom, which shows some of the artists first exhibited at MOP who have since gained their own success, such as Heath Franco, Vicky Browne and Emma Thomson.
To celebrate their anniversary, MOP is holding a group exhibition of ten artists who have shown at the gallery and have strong historical connections with it. Ten out of 10 commemorates ten years of successful and diverse exhibitions which have supported local artists and promoted contemporary visual arts in Sydney through the work of ten artists involved in this process.
The show includes the following artists: Adam Norton, Newell Harry, Mitch Cairns, Christopher Hanrahan, Ms & Mr, Emma White, Gemma Smith, Rob McHaffie Justin Trendall, and Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
Until March 24
MOP Projects, Redfern.
Pic: Mitch Cairns, Big Summer (Study I), 2012. Oil on linen, 51 x 41 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Breenspace, Sydney