Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will be bursting with summer colour with four extraordinary exhibitions, radiating the work of women artists from across Australia.
Know My Name: Australian Women Artists is a National Gallery touring exhibition which will make its first stop in Mornington on its two-year tour. The exhibition features more than 60 works by female artists including Margaret Preston, Janet-Cumbrae Stewart and Emily Kam Kngwarray, providing visitors with an opportunity to experience the art and stories and get to know some of the country’s most influential women artists.
Brisbane-based artist Natalya Hughes recreates The Interior – an immersive installation at MPRG, transforming the space and combining sculptural seating, richly patterned soft furnishings, and uncanny oject’de at, nestled around a hand-painted mural. Visitors will be invited to explore the space, while subconsciously exploring the role of women and their historical absence from positions of power through the part-professional part-domestic setting.
Known for her incredible book sculptures and woodcarvings, Kylie Stillman’s latest exhibition Glimmer Warning draws from her love of small tools such as scalpel blades, jigsaws, drills and sewing materials to alter objects and create negative spaces that depict ‘signs of lift’. In this new exhibition, Stillman’s site specific wall-based artwork features alongside intricate works on paper and sculptures.
Crossing Paths: Women supporting women in the MPRG Collection explores the connections between four women artists in the MPRG Collection; Guelda Pyke, Nancy Grant, Dorothy Braund and Barbara Brash.
Know My Name, Natalya Hughes – The Interior, Kylie Stillman – Glimmer Warning and Crossing Paths will be on display at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 25 November 2023 until 18 February 2024. Entry is free. For further information about the exhibition, events and workshops, head to mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au
Image: Grace Cossington Smith, Interior in yellow, 1962 -64, National Gallery of Australia, Kamberri/Canberra, purchased 1965
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