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Connecting the World through Sculpture


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Darren Sylvester
Fillet-O-Fish 2017
screenprinted Danish wool, stainless steel
50 x 202 x 102 cm
Monash University Collection, Melbourne
Purchased 2019

Connecting the World through Sculpture

7 Jul 2021 - 18 Sep 2021

Part of our year-long program celebrating sixty years of the Monash University Collection, this exhibition of sculpture acquired across six decades will be curated by MUMA’s Director Charlotte Day and presented in three chapters: ‘From the Ground Up’; ‘The Sculptural Body’; and ‘Into the Air’. The exhibition will include collection favourites, including Aleks Danko’s The Danko 1971 Concept of Sculpture. SCULPTURE as being the elusive object HA !, 1971; Patricia Piccinini’s Still Life with Stem Cells, 2002; and Nabilah Nordin’s Trotting, 2020, among many others.

Presented in one half of MUMA’s gallery space, Connecting the World through Sculpture is accompanied by the education program MAKING SPACE. This program of artist-led workshops will invite students to embrace hands-on making and celebrate three-dimensional form within MUMA’s gallery, transformed into a light-filled studio. Responding to the three chapters of the exhibition and their distinct formal, material and thematic approaches, MAKING SPACE will explore creative practice and thinking in close proximity to the Collection works on display.

The three iterations of Connecting the World through Sculpture:

From the Ground Up 
Wednesday 7 July – Saturday 24 July
Featured artists: James Angus, Peter Cripps, Aleks Danko, Emily Floyd, Malu Gurruwiwi, Matt Hinkley, Inge King, Geoff Kleem, Nicholas Mangan, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Jan Nelson, Louise Paramor, Stuart Ringholt, Ron Robertson-Swann, Marcus Shanahan, Simone Slee, Kathy Temin, Tony Trembath and Louise Weaver

The Sculptural Body 
Saturday 31 July – Saturday 21 August
Featured artists: Hany Armanious, Janet Burchill and Jennifer McCamley, James Deutscher, Joel Elenberg, Neil Emmerson, Lou Hubbard, Brendan Huntley, Kate James, Linda Marrinon, Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Victor Meertens, Sanné Mestrom, Nabilah Nordin, Susan Norrie, Fiona Orr, Mike Parr, Patricia Piccinini, David Rosetzky, Mark Smith, Renee So, Darren Sylvester, Francis Upritchard and Ronnie van Hout

In the Air 
Saturday 28 August – Saturday 18 September
Featured artists: Lauren Berkowitz, Kate Beynon, Megan Cope, Mikala Dwyer, Mira Gojak, Susan Hawkins, James Lynch, Anne-Marie May, John Meade, Callum Morton, Robert Owen, Joshua Petherick and Koji Ryui

Darren Sylvester
Fillet-O-Fish 2017
screenprinted Danish wool, stainless steel
50 x 202 x 102 cm
Monash University Collection, Melbourne
Purchased 2019

Gallery Details

Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Ground Floor, Building F
Monash University 
Caulfield Campus
900 Dandenong Road 
Caulfield East VIC 3145
T: 03 9905 4217
W: monash.edu.au/muma

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