Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art

A celebration of young artists across Australia, Primavera is a peek into the future of art.

As galleries go, there are none in Australia that can compare to both architectural controversy and quality of exhibition as the Museum of Contemporary Art.

And their annual Primavera exhibition – a celebration of young artists – is one of the highlights of their year.

Open to artists under the age of 35, Primavera has been opening up pathways for Australia’s creative youth since 1992, showcasing some of the early works of artists who would go on to become some of the nation’s most successful.

Primavera was initiated in 1992 by Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family in memory of their daughter and sister Belinda, a talented jeweller who died at the age of 29.

For the 2017, 26th edition of Primavera, eight artists will question natural and human-made archives, ranging from the physical to the digital.

Curator Sophia Kouyoumdjian will work with the participating artists to explore the theme of ‘Ancient Futures’ and each work directly play on the relationship between existence in the present, and the past, in relation to archives and collections.

A variety of disciplines will be explored, including collage, installation, painting, photography and video – giving something for everyone of varying artist preference to relish.

 

Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art is now showing until November 19.

Admission to Primavera is free.

The Museum of Contemporary Art

 

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