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Primavera 1998: Young Australian Artists

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

01 Sep 1998 to 16 Dec 1998

Artists:

Marco Fusinato, Melinda Harper, Victoria Lobregat, Louise Paramor, Nike Savvas, Anne Wallace

Guest curator:

Ben Curnow

about the exhibition

Primavera 1998: Young Australian Artists was assembled by guest curator Ben Curnow, who selected six artists on their understanding that the essence of art lies in the confluence of the individual motive with collective resonance. However this did not dictate a homology of creative endeavour; Curnow believed that the heart of contemporary culture lay in its difference.

The artists involved in this exhibition captured a moment in time, when their creative output expressed the imaginative, imaginary and extraordinary. Curnow’s vision was for these motifs to capture the visual and psycho-physical: the effectivity of the non-verbal.

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.