– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection

29 Mar - 31 Jul

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Exhibition

Telling Tales

02 Jun - 09 Oct

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Exhibition

New Romance

30 Jun - 04 Sep

– Learning Events

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Special Event

ARTBAR July 2016

29 Jul, 7.00pm, MCA

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Workshop

Art Safari

09 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Conference

THE FOREVER NOW

01 Sep, 6.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

What we've been reading: June

In the spirit of our current exhibition, Telling Tales, MCA Staffers share what they’ve been reading over the past month. more

Where do artists get their ideas from?

Artist Educators Stephanie & Athena are interviewed by kids about their art practice more

Meeting Jumaadi: MCA Kids Committee

Siobhan learns from artist Jumaadi about his shadow puppet performance The Life and Death of a Shadow more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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Volume One: MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

James Newitt

b.1981 :

Newitt was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1981, and graduated with a PhD in fine arts from the University of Tasmania, School of Art in 2007. Originally working as a graphic designer, Newitt expanded his practice to involve media such as video projection, sound and text installation as well as public projects. He uses methods of social engagement and documentary observation to poetically explore the spaces between individual and collective identity, memory and history, fact and fiction as well as public and private space. He works on projects which often involve extended periods of research into specific social, cultural and environmental situations and the development of ongoing relationships with individuals and communities.

Newitt’s exhibition history includes: To Catch a Tiger, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (2011); If They Fall, Rosalux: Berlin based art office, Berlin (2010); The Gallery of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (2010); Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2010); In The Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2010); What I Think About When I Think About Dancing, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney (2009); Stories of Celebration and Dissent, Rosalux: Berlin based art office, Berlin (2009); The Moorilla Scholarship exhibition, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2009); Handle With Care, 2008 Biennial of Australian Art; Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne (2008); Ten Days on the Island, Hobart (2007); Sherman Galleries, Sydney (2007); and the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2006).

Newitt has received state and national funding grants for individual and collaborative projects. In 2012 he will undertake a three-month Australia Council for the Arts studio residency in Liverpool, UK, before embarking on a one year Samstag Scholarship. In 2008 he undertook a 3-month studio residency at the Los Angeles studio of the Australia Council for the Arts and in 2010 he won the City of Hobart Art Prize. In 2009 he was awarded the Qantas Foundation’s Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award. Newitt is Head of Visual Communication at the Tasmanian School of Art and a founding member and director of INFLIGHT art, Hobart.

References

James Newitt, 2010

Works by James Newitt

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