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Jacky Redgate: Life of the System 1980-2004

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)

Duration

28 Nov 2005 to 05 Mar 2006

Curator: Russell Storer

About the exhibition

This exhibition presented photography and sculpture spanning twenty-five years of Jacky Redgate’s career. Developed from a three-part survey project held at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) in 2004, this exhibition was the first solo project to be presented in the then extended Level 4 Galleries of the MCA. Jacky Redgate: Life of the System 1980-2004 featured a new photographic series Untitled 1980-2005, inspired by the process of working on the survey project and produced especially for this exhibition.

Informed by a strong interest in systems and taxonomies, Redgate’s work brings together various strands of intellectual investigation, ranging across science, aesthetics, art history and politics. The artworks selected for this exhibition were generated by the conceptual threads and ideas of Redgate’s practice and emphasised her diversity across a range of media, including photography, sculpture, painting and computer aided design and manufacture. Redgate has described her work as, “conceptual as well as perceptual, and the visual conundrums are philosophical investigations in the nature of advertising, art, portraiture, architecture and photography’s connection to the real”.

Born in London in 1955, Redgate immigrated with her family in 1967 to Adelaide, where she studied at the South Australian School of Art. Moving to Sydney in the early 1980s, she undertook further studies and became a part of a generation of artists, both locally and internationally, who questioned conventional ideas and modes of photography. The development of her ideas about photography, documentation and perception, were continued in her sculptural practice.

In conjunction with this exhibition, Jacky Redgate made a selection of works from the MCA Collection for the exhibition 1967: Selected works from the MCA Collection.

Supported by

This exhibition was supported by the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments