Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists
Primavera is the MCA’s annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 and under. With a reputation for uncovering new artistic talent, in 2016 Primavera will celebrate its 25th anniversary, a significant milestone for one of the Museum’s iconic programs. Since 1992, the Primavera series has showcased the works of artists and curators in the early stages of their career, many of whom – such as Shaun Gladwell, Mikala Dwyer, Rebecca Baumann, Jonathan Jones and Jess Johnson – have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally. Guest-curated by Emily Cormack, Primavera 2016 explores ideas of transmission, highlighting the ways that art can physically connect with the viewer and how an artwork’s meaning can be generated by this encounter. The eight artists in Primavera 2016 include: Steven Cybulka (SA), Pia van Gelder (NSW), Biljana Jancic (NSW), Ruth McConchie (QLD), Adelle Mills (VIC), Mira Oosterweghel (VIC), Emily Parsons-Lord (NSW) and Danae Valenza (VIC). Each artist is creating new work for the exhibition.