MAC yapang's main exhibition space will be closed from 5 - 8 December 2023 for installation of new exhibitions. Our Art in Your Community: Off the Wall exhibition, shop MAC, Three Bears Cafe and Sculpture Park will remain open to the public.
Work by two of Australia’s leading artists – Judy Watson and Helen Johnson – will be presented in conversation as part of The Balnaves Contemporary Series.
Watson, a Waanyi woman, based on Jagera/Yuggera and Turrbal Country of Meanjin/Brisbane, and Johnson, a second-generation immigrant of Anglo descent based in Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Country in Naarm/Melbourne, have each developed new works that explore complex and varied perspectives on colonisation, with an emphasis on the experience of women. This conversation will be reflected by Watson and Johnson’s individual and Ancestral cultural experiences living in Australia.
Judy Watson & Helen Johnson: the red thread of history, loose ends is a National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition and part of The Balnaves Contemporary Series. This is a Know My Name project.
Image: Helen Johnson, The birth of an institution, 2021-22, synthetic polymer paint and pencil on unstretched canvas, commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation 2021-22, courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Naarm/Melbourne © Helen Johnson
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