15 February – 25 October 2020

Monash Gallery of Art
 

MGA is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions
Explore the current exhibition online

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

EXPLORE THE COMMISSIONS

indigenous sites of significance

UNDERCURRENT

Artist

Peta Clancy

THE MIGRANT 
EXPERIENCE

 

FROM THERE TO HERE

Artist

Lee Grant

HOMELESSNESs

LAY DOWN YOUR HEAD

Artist

Ponch Hawkes

THE LBGTQIA+

EXPERIENCE

BEING OURSELVES

Artist

David Rosetzky

Portrait of Monash Virtual tour

VIRTUAL TOUR

Explore the exhibition today online through a virtual tour

DISCOVER THE ARTISTS

Lee Grant

Ponch Hawkes

The migrant experience

FROM THERE TO HERE

Homelessness

LAY DOWN YOUR HEAD

Peta Clancy

Uncovering indigenous sites of significance

UNDERCURRENT

David Rosetzky

The LGBTQIA+ experience

BEING OURSELVES

  EVENTS & PROGRAMS

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CONTACT

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road

WHEELERS HILL  VIC  3150

mga@monash.vic.gov.au

+61 3 8544 0500

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Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road

WHEELERS HILL  VIC  3150

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