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Current Exhibitions

Body Language

5 December – 14 February 2021

As a direct response to the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, the National Gallery of Australia is touring Body Language which explores the identity of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

For many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, identity is a source of strength and reliance and there are many ways in which they identify: what they believe in, how they look, how they feel and how they see themselves in society.

An exhibition for all the family, Body language explores the iconography of language as expressed through symbols and patterns and includes works that explore these themes.

Curator: Kelli Cole

A National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition.


Lake Art Prize 2020 Finalist Exhibition

The inaugural Lake Art Prize Exhibition will be on display between 12 December 2020 - 7 February 2021.

12 December – 7 February 2021

Victorian-based artist Chelle Destefano was named the winner of the Lake Art acquisitive prize for her work Navigating to Safe Space.

Destefano’s piece - a textile artwork that acts as a screen for a silent video projection – will be added to the Museum of Art and Culture collection.

In addition to acquiring Destefano’s work, MAC also purchased four other “exceptional” works from the exhibition for its permanent collection.

They included The Last Arborist by Lotti Consalvo, Water is Life! By Ben Adams, Baaka Nhuungku by Lotte Hilder and Jasmine Cruciun, and Wilugaju Wilara by Dale Collier and Nicole Monks.

The exhibition is on display until 7 February 2021. More information on the prize is available here.

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Art in Your Community - Water

Through this ongoing Art in Your Community program, MAC will be working with local artists, community groups and arts colleagues, to draw together showcase exhibitions for this new community space.

It’s a great opportunity for artists to show and sell artwork, for visitors to buy original artwork for their homes and for MAC to promote the creative talent in the City.

Current exhibition - Water

6 December 2020 – 7 February 2021

Upcoming exhibition - Printmaking

Expressions of interest are now being accepted. Visit the Smartygrants websitefor more information.

February - May 2021