Robyn Stacey: as still as life leads audiences into the tantalising world of the still-life tradition. The exhibition opens with an exploration of still-life photographs drawn from MGA’s Collection, placing the genre and Robyn Stacey’s work into context. Stacey is one of Australia’s leading photographic artists who brings historical collections to life on a monumental scale, interrogating what these collections meant for the original owners and brilliantly interweaving personal historical narratives into sumptuous still lifes. Curated by Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Gallery Director.
Artists: Katthy Cavaliere, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, Joachim Froese, Christine Godden, Janina Green, Fiona Hall, Penelope Malone, David Moore, George J Morris, Michael Riley, Robyn Stacey, Anne Zahalka.
SUNDAY 25 JULY –
SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2021
Image: Robyn Stacey, Fontaine de Vaucluse (detail) 2009 from the series Empire line chromogenic print 120.0 x 169.5cm. Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection. Courtesy of the artist, Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney) and Jan Manton Gallery (Brisbane).