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Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

On tour until October 2015


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Touring Exhibition

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections is a MCA Australia touring exhibition of over 70 artworks by Australian and international artists collected by the University of Sydney and the Museum of Contemporary Art during a period spanning more than 50 years. The exhibition provides a broad overview of photographic practice by artists, many who have been recognised as contributing significantly to critical debates in art from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring the influence of photographic theory and technique in contemporary art. Key genres are explored including documentary photography, serial photography, performance photography and the manipulation of the photographic image. Artists include Julie Rrap, Ed Ruscha, Tracey Moffatt, Ricky Maynard, Rosemary Laing and Barbara Kruger.

The exhibition will commence touring in 2014. Please contact MCA Touring: for further information about the exhibition

Tour Itinerary

Ipswich Art Gallery: 29 March – 20 May 2014
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo: 9 August – 2 November 2014
Maitland Regional Art Gallery: 28 November 2014 – 1 February 2015
Bendigo Art Gallery: 21 February – 19 April 2015
Artspace Mackay: 22 May – 5 July 2015
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery: 7 August – 4 October 2015

Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


Julie Rrap
Overstepping 2001
digital print
Museum of Contemporary Art, gift of Andrew and Cathy Cameron, 2008
Image courtesy © the artist

Remain In Light Learning Resource

Resources for teachers and students that provide an introduction to Remain in Light. MCA Learning programs and resources are designed to facilitate an engagement with contemporary art that encourages students to look and think about art in new ways.

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