PRIMAVERA: Young Australian Artists


15 December 2024 to 2 February 2025

For Primavera: Young Australian Artists, Tiyan Baker, Christopher Bassi, Moorina Bonini, Nikki Lam, Sarah Poulgrain and Truc Truong investigate themes of protest, perseverance, identity and history. Curator Talia Smith asks what are artists creating to challenge society’s prescribed structures, built by a select few to supposedly serve and protect us?

Through new and recent works in various media, including installation, video, painting, sculpture, mark-making and text, Primavera is an exhibition as call to action. Drawing on their lived experience, these early-career artists work to disrupt the dynamics of power and deliver compelling alternatives to the status quo.


Image credit: Nikki Lam, the unshakable destiny_2101 (detail) 2021, 16mm film transferred to digital video, 2K, colour, sound; PhotoTex, stools, beaded door curtain 6 minutes.

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