MLC and MLC Friends of Art are delighted to present Light Works: 2017 Acquisitive Exhibition of Photomedia.
The month-long exhibition focuses on bringing together a diverse range of 18 professional artists from all around Australia who work with a variety of techniques and approaches, all of which are anchored in the agency of light.
The exhibition consists of photograms, photogravures, work produced in the darkroom and digitally-produced images. The pieces are submitted from renowned artists such as Tom Blachford, Pat Brassington, Helga Leunig, Patricia Piccinini and Shaun Gladwell; their works have been shown in institutions such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Australia and ACMI, as well as a wide range of collections in international galleries.
“It is a real privilege to be hosting works from some of Australia’s most prominent photographers. We invite students, parents, staff and the wider community to come and enjoy the exhibition,” says Chris Lloyd, Head of MLC’s Art and Design Department. “In conjunction, our staff from areas such as English, History, Art and Design, Junior School and even MLC Kindle will use the works as a basis for analysis, discussion and writing within the curriculum.
“It’s rare for students to view an exhibition of this nature on site and we are proud to provide this opportunity.”
The exhibition is open to the public during school hours, and all works are for sale. Proceeds of sales will contribute to the purchase of new artwork for the MLC Collection of Art, which began in the 1980s and consists of 177 works.
The exhibition’s opening night includes an address from Stella Loftus-Hills, Curator at Monash Gallery of Art.
Exhibition runs from Monday, 7 August – Friday, 11 September.
Open to public during school hours (visitors must first sign in at Hamley Reception).
Venue: Common Ground Exhibition Space, Methodist Ladies’ College
207 Barkers Rd, Kew
For all art sales enquiries please email Sue Horacek, College Collection Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org