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James MacSporran: Emerging from the mist

EXHIBITION BENALLA James MacSporran Emerging from the mist

James MacSporran: Emerging from the mist

1 Mar 2024 – 31 May 2024

Benalla Art Gallery and Arts Project Australia proudly present Emerging from the mist — an Autumn Gallery Shop exhibition by James MacSporran.

James MacSporran (b. 1970) is an emerging artist working primarily in painting and drawing on paper and canvas.

Inspired by trains and cityscapes, stylistically his art practice embodies a blend of abstraction and graffiti, resulting in fluoro-coloured and densely layered artworks that he creates from his imagination. Often synthesising text with abstraction, his work conjures references to mazes, street art and old-style arcade games.

MacSporran has worked at Arts Project Australia’s studio since 2016. He has presented two solo exhibitions in 2020 and 2021 and completed his second public art commission in Melbourne in 2020. He has been presented in group exhibitions in Australia and has also shown in New York and Hong Kong.

About Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia is a creative social enterprise that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion in contemporary art practice.

For 50 years, APA has been recognised and celebrated for the quality of the work produced by the artists in its studio which is exhibited in the APA gallery and around the world and represented in multiple public and private collections.

The first full-time art studio in Australia for artists with an intellectual disability, APA has worked to develop a world-class creative program for Australian artists, enabling professional and lasting careers in the arts. APA are renowned for their values, philosophy and practice of supporting highly talented, skilled and passionate artists.

Learn more by visiting www.artsproject.org.au

Gallery Details

Benalla Art Gallery
Botanical Gardens
Bridge Street
Benalla VIC 3672
T: (03) 5760 2619
W: benallaartgallery.com.au/

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.