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Seven Australian Artists: Works from the Loti and Victor Smorgon Collection of Contemporary Australian Art and the MCA Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


17 Apr 1999 to 24 May 1999


Howard Arkley, Peter Booth, Juan Davila, Tim Johnson, Vivienne Shark Le Witt, Imants Tillers, Jenny Watson


Sue Cramer

About the exhibition

This exhibition celebrated the naming of the Loti Smorgon Galleries at the MCA. In 1995 Loti & Victor Smorgon donated a significant collection of contemporary Australian art to the MCA. Key paintings from this collection formed the core of the exhibition, focusing on the work of seven prominent Australian artists.

These works were supplemented by further works by the same artists from the MCA Collection, creating a concentrated focus upon the practice of each. The exhibition illustrated how the Smorgon Collection greatly enhanced the MCA’s holdings of Australian painting from the 1980s, enabling the Museum to represent the work of particular artists in more depth.

Featuring Works from the MCA Collection

Jenny Watson
  • House painting: Blackburn