Kerrie Poliness: recipient of McClelland National Small Sculpture Award

Kerrie Poliness is one of four recipients of the National Small Sculpture Award 2020 at McClelland Gallery. The awards are an initiative to support sculptors during the initial stages of the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian arts and culture sector.

Kate Mitchell: The Communication Deck

Hyper-linked is an exhibition for the digital realm, presenting new projects by seven contemporary Australian artists. Each artist is alert to the almost paradoxical fact that we are experiencing mass disconnect in an age of hyper-connectivity. Like her peers, Kate Mitchell examines the role the internet plays in shaping our lives and the ways in which […]

Opening hours update

Due to the COVID-19 related government restrictions, the gallery is currently closed to the public. Our information page will be updated regularly. Information >>>

When life imitates art: a cautionary tale

From In Daily
by Leigh Robb

When Mikala Dwyer proposed her installation for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres more than a year ago, she had been researching the Quarantine or “Q” flag – a bright yellow maritime flag that was historically hoisted from ships to warn of disease on board. For the Biennial, Dwyer had been invited […]

New gallery hours

Thursday–Friday by appointment Saturday 1–5

Peter Tyndall: bLogos/HA HA

From Memo Review
by Victoria Perin

Now that it seems to be ending, what has this period of enforced online exhibiting taught us? A distribution system that we took for granted (exhibition is installed in gallery, audience looks at work of art, exhibition is deinstalled, audience remembers or forgets exhibition) was stripped away overnight. What was left (unless you were fired) […]

John Nixon: Groups + Pairs 2016 – 2020

From Memo Review
by Amelia Winata

John Nixon: Groups + Pairs 2016–2020 opened only a couple of days prior to the government mandated COVID-19 lockdown. But unlike other current exhibitions, the online presence of Groups + Pairs is minimal. A standard collection of four installation shots is accompanied by a video Red + Blue, which was also produced for the exhibition. Admittedly, it is not […]

Marco Fusinato in conversation with Melissa Keys

CREATIVE COSMOS – A digital program of conversations with artists represented in the Buxton Contemporary Collection and beyond. Global in reach the series is intended to celebrate diversity in contemporary culture profiling distinctive practices. “There’s an expectation to make work so that it’s liked, so that it gets discussed or reviewed positively and is deemed […]

She Persists: Emily Floyd

She Persists is a hardcopy book and an online hub of 34 essays and podcasts. Together they examine the important role of women in art and design by taking a closer look at works in the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) collection. Art Guide Australia is currently featuring an extract by curator Jane Devery, who […]

The Model has created a digital experience of ‘The Sea Around Us while the exhibition is closed to the public

From The Sea Around Us exhibition catalogue
by Emer McGarry

The Sea Around Us  John Akomfrah (GH/GB), Forensic Oceanography and Forensic Architecture (GB), Shaun Gladwell (AU), Karen Power (IE), Susanne M. Winterling (DE) Curated by Emer McGarry The sea offers us the idea of the infinite, the unknowable. A huge expanse that invites us to wonder about the limits of our world and reality. The […]