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Primavera 1997: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

02 Sep 1997 to 26 Oct 1997

Artists:

Justin Avery, Jessica Ball, Bianca Beetson, Clinton Nain, Sharyn Raggett, Troy Ruffels

Guest curator:

r e a

about the exhibition

Primavera 1997, was curated by the Aboriginal artist r e a and included artists who occupy liminal spaces, using new technologies as a tool to explore, create and experiment with other media such as painting, installation, photography and sculpture. r e a selected six young artists from around Australia, including two of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

This exhibition directly addressed the difficulties faced by young artists working in Australia – the costs and difficulties associated with exhibiting and creating work – and how new communications technologies can either assuage or accentuate these issues. The artists in this exhibition were using new media but grounding them in material, substantial art practice, and in the process they worked towards a reinvention of traditional media.

Primavera is the Museum’s annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Since 1992, the series has showcased the works of artists in the early stages of their career, many of whom have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally.

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.

This exhibition was part of the Festival of the Dreaming, the first Olympic Arts Festival and was assisted by the Arts Office of the Queensland Government.