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1 February – 12 April 2020
Mervyn Bishop is arguably Aboriginal Australia’s most prolific photographer. Through capturing personal images of family and friends, intimate portraits of members of the Aboriginal community, and defining moments in Australia’s political and social history, he has helped shape our understanding of Australia today.
This exhibition, which brings together photographs from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection and material from the artist’s archive, is a celebration of his life and work.
An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition
First Class 19
14 February – 5 April 2020
Now in its 12th year, First Class is a much-anticipated annual exhibition project celebrating the high calibre of work produced by students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions.
First Class 19 is selected from nominated Higher School Certificate Visual Arts submissions produced in 2019 and curated around a theme that emerges from the selection process.
Curator: Helen Willis
Case study: Guan Wei
15 February – 5 April 2020
In line with its commitment to education and youth programs, MAC is pleased to present a further exhibition in the popular case-study series. Previous studies have featured Anne Zahalka, Janet Laurence, Ben Quilty, Judy Watson and Fiona Hall respectively.
In 2020, the focus is on leading Australian-Chinese contemporary artist Guan Wei, whose sculpture No1 Sky Pig, installed on the Warners Bay sculpture walk,is a favourite.
Referencing the HSC curriculum, art educator Carol Carter curates a thought-provoking exhibition with an accompanying case-study publication specifically for senior school students.
Curators: Carol Carter and Meryl Ryan
Art in your community: People and Places
Until April 15 2020
Through this ongoing project we will be working with local artists, schools, and community groups to draw together showcase exhibitions for MACs' new community gallery space.
The idea is to feature the work of local artists in their regional art museum and promote all the exciting arts and cultural activity happening in our City.
For this second exhibition, we advertised for Lake Macquarie artists to submit photographs of people and places in our City. The works were selected that best reflected our unique place with quality images – some straight forward, some contemplative and some with a sense of humour.
Curators: A MAC project coordinated with Meredith Downes.