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Grayson Perry

10 Dec - 01 May


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22 Sep - 06 Dec


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22 Sep - 06 Dec

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31 Mar, 10.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning


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20 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Getting Real (Time)

Artist Educator Stephanie Lade reflects on the process of creating a new learning program designed to open up experimental media processes to Primary and Secondary students. more

Farewell Simryn Gill with MCA Young Guides

Listen to an extract of MCA Young Guides tour of Volume One: MCA Collection, as we farewell Simryn Gill’s Carbon Copy (assimilate). more

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Robert Owen

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Born in Sydney 1937 and raised in Wagga Wagga, Robert Owen studied at the National Art School, Sydney. He lived in Greece from 1963 to 1966 and in London from 1966 to 1975. The Australia Council awarded Robert Owen the Emeritus Award in 2003 and he has had over 35 solo and 80 group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas. He represented Australia in the 38th Venice Biennale in 1978 and exhibited in Spirit and Place: Art in Australia 1861-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Geometric Abstraction in Australia 1941-1997, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane; and The text of light, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Yarra Glen, Victoria , 2004.

Survey exhibitions include Between Shadow and Light – London Works 1966-1975, held at Monash University Gallery, Melbourne in 1999 and Different Lights Cast Different Shadows, the 2nd Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004.

His commissioned works in public space are notable, including Webb Bridge, inspired by an Aboriginal eel trap, in collaboration with architects Denton Corker Marshall has attracted international acclaim and awards.

Robert Owen is widely represented in national and international collections, as well as many private collections.

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