MCA Naked Tours

Consider yourself an art buff? Then maybe you’re willing to take it one step further and experience art in the buff.

By Benjamen Judd

Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art is a space where the unusual, the extraordinary and the edge of creativity combine. And that’s not just the art. 

To really give spectators a chance to experience his art without the trappings of social constraint, Melbourne-based artist Stuart Ringholt will provide a series naked tours of his exhibition on Friday, September 2. 

This adults-only experience will no doubt challenge not only our sense of dignity (who doesn’t have a few wobbly bits) but also the conservative nature of the traditional gallery space itself. 

It also puts the spectator in the position of becoming the artwork too, being part of a performance for the gallery.

Ringholt’s work takes many forms, from performance, video and sculpture to collaborative workshops, and is characterised by a resolute sense of art as a social enterprise. 

Personal and social themes such as fear and embarrassment are often presented through absurd situations or amateur self-help environments, including naturist gallery tours, anger workshops and participatory performance works. 

Previous renditions of this work at the NGA and MUMA have sold out, so don’t miss your chance to experience the new collection in this unique and memorable way.

Stuart Ringholt’s nude tour of the MCA will take place on Friday, September 2 and starts at 6pm. 

This is an adults only event and attendees can only take part if they are undressed – no hidden socks, jocks or brassieres. 

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