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First Class 19

Until 28 June 2020

Installation view 'First Class 19'. View the First Class 19 Catalogue Insert (PDF).

For those of you who thought you had missed out, here’s your chance to catch the latest exhibition in our First Class series! This much-anticipated annual project celebrates the high calibre of work produced by Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions in the previous year. Curator Helen Willis, in consultation with Courtney Novak, noticed distinctive concepts in First Class 19 around nature and the environment, memories, family and the importance of culture dominated in the field of submissions.

Curator: Helen Willis

First Class 19 Exhibition Catalogue

First Class 19 Exhibition Trail activity sheet

Guan Wei: a case study

Until 28 June 2020

Guan Wei - Fish God 2017 - Bronze, 42 x 56 x 62cm, image courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery © Guan Wei/Copyright Agency, 2019 Melbourne.

MAC is pleased to be able to continue this popular exhibition in the case-study series. Leading Australian-Chinese contemporary artist Guan Wei, whose sculpture No1 Sky Pig, installed on the Warners Bay sculpture walk,is a favourite amongst young and old. This thought-provoking exhibition comes with a case-study publication specifically prepared for senior school students.

Curators: Carol Carter and Meryl Ryan


Kathleen Paddoon Nakarra Nakarra (detail) 2007 59.5 x 39.5cm, etching on Hahnemühle paper Donated by MAC Society, Cultural Collections Lake Macquarie, Museum of Art and Culture yapang Collection © the artist

Until 27 September

The word ‘yapang’(pronounced yah-pung) means journey or pathway in Awabakal language, and is the name given to the newly dedicated program of Aboriginal exhibitions and related projects within MAC. In line with this, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focus area of the collection is now known under the name ‘yapang’. This exhibition not only celebrates these initiatives, but also launches the commitment to showcase collection works permanently in the MAC exhibition space.

A yapang project selected in consultation with the Aboriginal Reference Group