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String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art

<P><SPAN class=pie _extended="true">Tony Albert: <EM>Optimism #6</EM>, 2008Type C photographImage courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney</SPAN><SPAN class=pie _extended="true">© the artist</SPAN><BR _extended="true"></P>

Tony Albert: Optimism #6, 2008
Type C photograph
Image courtesy the artist and
Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney
© the artist

String Theory: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art
SYDNEY  •  Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.  •  Ongoing

'String Theory’ is a scientific term that speculates on the theory of everything. In this exhibition, it means the open-ended expansion and connections of ideas, stories and techniques.

On view are pieces from a diverse range of Aboriginal artists working with expanded notions of textile and craft traditions. From sculpture to photography, painting to video.

Curated by MCA Senior Curator, Glenn Barkley, the work of over 30 artists and artist groups, many of whom will be new to audiences, is featured. Artworks made especially for this exhibition include Yukuwa (Feather string yam vine) by Frances Djulibing and one hundred metres of hand-made string by artists from Yirrkala.

Artists included in string theory are: Tony Albert, Jean Baptiste Apuatimi , Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio, Frances Djulibing, Robyn Djunginy, Lola Greeno, Dale Harding, Evelyn McGreen, Lipaki Marlyapa, Dhundhunga 2 Munungurr, Noongar Doll Makers, Laurie Nilsen, Alison Page, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Jimmy Pike, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Tasmanian Shell Necklace Makers, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Vicki West, Yirrkala Printmakers

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Website


Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George Street
The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel: (1) 61 2 92 45 24 00

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