Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
2020 is MGA’s 30th anniversary.
In celebration MGA commissioned four leading Australian artists to explore the City of Monash by responding to key issues facing the community.
Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind is a reflection of the city as a microcosm of the nation. Peta Clancy, Lee Grant, Ponch Hawkes and David Rosetzky have shone their own inimitable lenses on their chosen topic of interest: local Indigenous sites of significance, the migrant experience, homelessness, and the LGBTQI+ community.
Each artist has been working with members of the community to bring their unique stories to life. Whether through photography, film, oral history or the written word, this representation of their experiences reveals diverse perspectives on living in contemporary Australia. In doing so it adds new voices to the cultural record.
While each individual has their own unique story of origin to tell, there are more similarities than differences in how they have celebrated the successes and overcome the challenges that they have experienced in their lives. These are the ties that bind us together.
We invite you to explore the exhibition onsite, online and through programs as we celebrate and delve into the complexities and diversities of community.
Curator: Anouska Phizacklea, MGA Director
Events & Programs
Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
WHEELERS HILL VIC 3150
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 17:00