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For nearly 40 years, MGA has been developing a significant collection of Australian photographs. Our collection has a number of focus areas, and a fascinating one is artist portraits. This International Artist’s Day we highlight the instances of self-portraits by artists from our collection.

We are enormous fans of the artists we work with. When they turn the lens on themselves, extraordinary things tend to emerge. We find them an endless source of inspiration as they put themselves into curious situations, challenge us with intense and interrogative ideas, draw our attention to things that we might not otherwise have known, or articulate things that we didn’t know how to think through. Artists; we literally couldn’t do what we do without you, thank you.

🔗 Click ‘VIEW MGA Collection online’ via the link in our bio to explore more from our collection



Images: (1) Naomie SUNNER Girls just wanna 2005 courtesy #naomiesunner #jennyportgallery (2) David M THOMAS Untitled 1992–96 from the series Every day I am a day older courtesy #davidmthomas @david_ethix (3) David MOORE Self portrait, Corio, Victoria 1942 courtesy of Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore #davidmoore (4) Jill ORR Lunch with the birds #8 1979 photographer: Elizabeth Campbell courtesy #jillorr (5) Cherine FAHD Day 58 2009 from the series Hiding self-portraits 2009-10 courtesy #cherinefahd @cherinefahd @galeriepompom (6) Damien SHEN Ventral aspect of a male #1 2014 from the series On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri body – volume II photographer: Richard Lyons courtesy #damienshen @damienshen @marsgallery #richardlyons (7) Anne ZAHALKA The Artist (self-portrait) 1987 from the series Resemblance courtesy #annezahalka @annezac @arconegallery @dominikmerschgallery (8) Julie RRAP Puberty 1984 from the series Persona and shadow courtesy #julierrap @ julierrap @arconegallery (9) Christian THOMPSON Sip from the unseen 2018 from the series Moonlight cactus courtesy #christianthompson @christianthompsonartist @sarahscoutpresents @michaelreidsydney @michaelreidberlin

All images #mgacollection

For nearly 40 years, MGA has been developing a significant collection of Australian photographs.

Our collection has a number of focus areas, and a fascinating one is artist portraits. This International Artist’s Day we highlight the instances of self-portraits by artists from our collection.

We are enormous fans of the artists we work with. When they turn the lens on themselves, extraordinary things tend to emerge. We find them an endless source of inspiration as they put themselves into curious situations, challenge us with intense and interrogative ideas, draw our attention to things that we might not otherwise have known, or articulate things that we didn’t know how to think through. Artists; we literally couldn’t do what we do without you, thank you.

🔗 Click ‘VIEW MGA Collection online’ via the link in our bio to explore more from our collection



Images: (1) Naomie SUNNER Girls just wanna 2005 courtesy #naomiesunner #jennyportgallery (2) David M THOMAS Untitled 1992–96 from the series Every day I am a day older courtesy #davidmthomas @david_ethix (3) David MOORE Self portrait, Corio, Victoria 1942 courtesy of Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore #davidmoore (4) Jill ORR Lunch with the birds #8 1979 photographer: Elizabeth Campbell courtesy #jillorr (5) Cherine FAHD Day 58 2009 from the series Hiding self-portraits 2009-10 courtesy #cherinefahd @cherinefahd @galeriepompom (6) Damien SHEN Ventral aspect of a male #1 2014 from the series On the fabric of the Ngarrindjeri body – volume II photographer: Richard Lyons courtesy #damienshen @damienshen @marsgallery #richardlyons (7) Anne ZAHALKA The Artist (self-portrait) 1987 from the series Resemblance courtesy #annezahalka @annezac @arconegallery @dominikmerschgallery (8) Julie RRAP Puberty 1984 from the series Persona and shadow courtesy #julierrap @ julierrap @arconegallery (9) Christian THOMPSON Sip from the unseen 2018 from the series Moonlight cactus courtesy #christianthompson @christianthompsonartist @sarahscoutpresents @michaelreidsydney @michaelreidberlin

All images #mgacollection

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Julie Rrap, Transpositions, 1988. 🖤 #julierrapartist #julierrap #transpositions

In 2007, I visited Sydney, and was lucky enough to be there at the same time the artist Julie Rrap was holding her retrospective, Body Double.

I loved it, it spoke to me, in loudspeaker volume. I’ve included a few of the works that resonated. #julierrap #bodydouble

We are thrilled to share news that Tracey Moffatt, Tom Polo and Julie Rrap have been selected for the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art:

Free/State, curated by Sebastian Goldspink.

Delivering new and unexpected visions of transformative personal and public moments, in mediums spanning photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image, 'Free/State' presents a multi-generational collective of artists hailing from every Australian state and territory.

'Free/State' assembles a group of artists who are fearless; the provocateurs, vanguards and outsiders – challenging histories and art forms, and in the process, offering reflections on an era of multi-faceted global upheaval. The exhibition explores ideas of transcending states, from the spiritual and artistic to the psychological, and embraces notions of freedom in expression, creation and collaboration.

As curator Sebastian Goldspink explains, ‘Each of these artists is emblematic of the many divergent facets of contemporary Australian art. Diversity is embraced and celebrated in Free/State and the exhibition is reflective of a nation still in the throes of grappling with its past and defining its future.’

@agsa.adelaide @sebastiangoldspink⠀ href='/t/AdelaideBiennial⠀'>#AdelaideBiennial⠀ #FreeState⠀ #AGSAAdelaide @tompolo @julierrap #TraceyMoffatt #TomPolo #JulieRrap

We are delighted to announce that JULIE RRAP has been invited to participate in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art:

Free/State, curated by Sebastian Goldspink.

Free/State assembles a group of artists who are fearless; the provocateurs, vanguards and outsiders – challenging histories and art forms, and in the process, offering reflections on an era of multi-faceted global upheaval. The exhibition explores ideas of transcending states, from the spiritual and artistic to the psychological, and embraces notions of freedom in expression, creation and collaboration.

As curator Sebastian Goldspink explains, ‘Each of these artists is emblematic of the many divergent facets of contemporary Australia art. Diversity is embraced and celebrated in ‘Free/State’ and the exhibition is reflective of a nation still in the throes of grappling with its past and defining its future.’

Congratulations JULIE RRAP!

Presented throughout the AGSA, the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State will be presented from 4 March to 5 June 2022 as part of the 2022 Adelaide Festival.

Image 1: Julie Rrap photographed by Jacqui Manning.

Image 2: Julie Rrap, Transpositions: The Invisible Body, 1988, Sydney, 100 gelatin-silver photographs on plywood, 300 x 300 (overall), 30 x 30 cm (each panel) SA Government Grant 1990, Art Gallery of SA.

@julierrap #julierrap @agsa.adelaide #agsaadelaide #freestate #adelaidebiennial
@sebastiangoldspink

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Writer Bronwyn Watson has been delving into the MGA Collection with insights from our curator Stella Loftus-Hills.

This is the sixth in the series, this time featuring Julie Rrap’s ‘Horse’s tale’ (1999).
 
‘The series was inspired by the porosity of the skin, and Rrap used that as a starting point to explore the body as a permeable, fluid and changing vessel that absorbs and emits, always interacting with the rest of the world. The surreal, playful and at times disturbing images from the series reference the body in a variety of ways while creating surprising associations and unexpected juxtapositions.’ – excerpt from article by Bronwyn Watson in @review_australian
 
🔗 Discover this work and another 1450 more items from the MGA Collection online

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Image: Julie RRAP Horse's tale 1999 from the series Porous bodies #silverdyebleachprint 120.0 x 120.0 cm #mgacollection courtesy @julierrap #julierrap @arconegallery

#bronwynwatson #theweekendaustralian #review
#curator #stellaloftushills
#monashgalleryofart #mga
#contemporaryphotography
#australianphotography #publiccollection #exploreourcollection
#australianartists #thisismonash
#australianhomeofphotography

Writer Bronwyn Watson has been delving into the MGA Collection with insights from our curator Stella Loftus-Hills.

This is the sixth in the series, this time featuring Julie Rrap’s ‘Horse’s tale’ (1999).
 
‘The series was inspired by the porosity of the skin, and Rrap used that as a starting point to explore the body as a permeable, fluid and changing vessel that absorbs and emits, always interacting with the rest of the world. The surreal, playful and at times disturbing images from the series reference the body in a variety of ways while creating surprising associations and unexpected juxtapositions.’ – excerpt from article by Bronwyn Watson in @review_australian
 
🔗 Discover this work and another 1450 more items from the MGA Collection online via link in bio

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Image: Julie RRAP Horse's tale 1999 from the series Porous bodies #silverdyebleachprint 120.0 x 120.0 cm #mgacollection courtesy @julierrap #julierrap @arconegallery

#bronwynwatson #theweekendaustralian #review
#curator #stellaloftushills
#monashgalleryofart #mga
#contemporaryphotography
#australianphotography #publiccollection #exploreourcollection
#australianartists #thisismonash
#australianhomeofphotography

Our exhibition ‘STRUCK’ has been extended until 11 September to give everyone a chance to see these stunning works in person.



Showcasing key works by seven Australian contemporary artists well-known for their intellectual rigour and aesthetic finesse, STRUCK features Pat Brassington, Janet Laurence, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Jacky Redgate, Julie Rrap, Nike Savvas and Anne Zahalka.

Across a dynamic mix of sculpture, installation, video and photo-based media, the artists in this exhibition are drawn together by a shared exploration of new forms of art, an interrogation of contemporary culture, archetypes and tropes, and the creation of new cultural commentary.

Image: ’Struck’ at ARC ONE Gallery, 2021, installation view.
#arconegallery   #struck   #struckbythecomplexityofmeaning   #groupshow   #nowonline #datesextended   @julierrap   #JulieRrap   @patbrassington   #patbrassington   @eugeniaraskopoulos   #eugeniaraskopoulos   @janetlaurence   #janetlaurence   #jackyredgate   @annezac   #annezahalka   #nikesavvas   #australianwomenartists   #australianart   #australiancontemporaryart   #contemporaryart   #melbournegalleries

Julie Rrap, Overstepping, Digital Print, 2001. Rene Magritte, Philosophy in the Boudoir, Oil on Canvas, 1947.

Societies’ rotation of gender-fying objects is shown even within the unnecessary. Why must society label sanitary products as ‘female’ objects when males do not have a use for them, therefore already rendering them female by pure nature? “Such overdetermined cases are fascinating, not least because they illustrate the irrational and arbitrary nature of much of the gendering of objects” Kirkham & Attfield (2001, p.8) The two artworks here comment on the arbitrary nature of depicting and interpreting through unnecessary gender labelling of the female form. A dress or shoes made for a lady to show her female qualities, an objectification that hasn’t change between 1947 and 2001, even to now 2021. #tdn3001 #julierrap #overstepping #renemagritte #philosophyintheboudoir #painting #digitalprint #madaresearchfordesign #genderissues #genderedsociety #unnecessary

‘STRUCK by the complexity of meaning’ continues online while the gallery is closed.

This exhibition features work by women artists whose work critically engages with art, culture and our collective consciousness.

In her recent series 'Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold / Unfold' JACKY REDGATE masters the optical with the psychological by mixing colour in pairs and flattening space to create an hallucinatory effect.

JULIE RRAP’s sculptural work ‘One Hand Making the Other Hand’ (2016) explores the dual states through which art comes to exist as the artist's hand is caught in action making the other.

Contact the gallery today to gain access to the online viewing room for this exhibition.

Image 1: Jacky Redgate’s works installed in ‘STRUCK’ at ARC ONE Gallery, 2021; Image 2: Jacky Redgate, ‘Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold - Yellow-Orange and Red’ (detail), 2019, chromogenic photograph handprinted, 185 x 127cm; Image 3: Jacky Redgate, ‘Light Throw (Mirrors) Fold - Yellow and White’ (detail), 2018, chromogenic photograph handprinted, 185 x 127cm; Image 4: Julie Rrap, ‘One Hand Making the Other Hand’, 2016, Cast aluminium and powder coated steel, 50 x 36 x 25cm; Image 5: In-situ view of Rrap’s sculpture

#arconegallery #struck #struckbythecomplexityofmeaning #groupshow #nowonline #jackyredgate @julierrap #JulieRrap #australianwomenartists #australianart #australiancontemporaryart #contemporaryart #melbournegalleries #onlineviewingroom

Annnnnd we’re back!
Our group exhibition, STRUCK, has been extended until 4 September.

Showcasing key works by seven Australian contemporary artists wellknown for their intellectual rigour and aesthetic finesse, STRUCK features PAT BRASSINGTON, JANET LAURENCE, EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, JACKY REDGATE, JULIE RRAP, NIKE SAVVAS and ANNE ZAHALKA.

Across a dynamic mix of sculpture, installation, video and photo-based media, the artists in this exhibition are drawn together by a shared exploration of new forms of art, an interrogation of contemporary culture, archetypes and tropes, and the creation of new cultural commentary.

Image: ‘Struck’ 2021 installation images at ARC ONE Gallery, photos by @johngollings.
#arconegallery #struck #struckbythecomplexityofmeaning #groupshow #nowopen @julierrap #JulieRrap @patbrassington #patbrassington @eugeniaraskopoulos #eugeniaraskopoulos @janetlaurence #janetlaurence #jackyredgate @annezac #annezahalka #nikesavvas #australianwomenartists #australianart #australiancontemporaryart #contemporaryart #melbournegalleries

Julie Rrap, Overstep (2001). Chromogenic print. MCA collection.

Donkey:

‘Second Rrap photo in a week. Are you developing a new art crush?’
Otto: ‘Lilbit....’

#julierrap #overstep #photography #photographer #artphotography #smart #museumofcontemporaryart #museumofcontemporaryartsydney #mca #museum #art #artgallery #stilletos #feet #feetstagram #sydney

ARC ONE’s exhibition ‘STRUCK’ continues online over the lockdown.

‘STRUCK:

by the complexity of meaning’ is a group exhibition featuring women artists whose work critically engages with art, culture and our collective consciousness. It showcases
PAT BRASSINGTON
JANET LAURENCE
EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS
JACKY REDGATE
JULIE RRAP
NIKE SAVVAS
ANNE ZAHALKA

Contact the gallery for access to the online viewing room for this collection of works.

Images 1 & 2: Pat Brassington, ‘Heart’s Blood’, 2017, pigment print, 90 x 65cm; in situ view of ‘Heart’s Blood’; Images 3 & 4: Pat Brassington, ‘Precious’, 2019, pigment print, 75 x 75cm; Images 5 & 6: Pat Brassington, ‘The Wedding Guest’, 2005, pigment print,84 x 62cm
#arconegallery #struck #struckbythecomplexityofmeaning #groupshow #nowopen #nowonline @julierrap #JulieRrap @patbrassington #patbrassington @eugeniaraskopoulos #eugeniaraskopoulos @janetlaurence #janetlaurence #jackyredgate @annezac #annezahalka #nikesavvas #australianwomenartists

Two portraits of and by Cherine Fahd and Julie Rrap.

First is at UTS Gallery, the second at SCA Gallery, University of Sydney.

Fahd and Rrap curate - the excellent - The Other Portrait across both sites.

#theotherportrait #cherinefahd #julierrap #uts #utsgallery #sca_sydney #universityofsydney #campus #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography #photography #selfportrait #gallery #artgallery #sydneyart #sydney #sydneylife

ARC ONE Gallery is delighted to present 'STRUCK:

by the complexity of meaning', a group exhibition featuring women artists whose work critically engages with art, culture and our collective consciousness.

Showcasing key works by seven Australian contemporary artists well-known for their intellectual rigour and aesthetic finesse, STRUCK features Pat Brassington, Janet Laurence, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Jacky Redgate, Julie Rrap, Nike Savvas and Anne Zahalka. Across a dynamic mix of sculpture, installation, video and photo-based media, the artists in this exhibition are drawn together by a shared exploration of new forms of art, an interrogation of contemporary culture, archetypes and tropes, and the creation of new cultural commentary.

Variously touching on abstraction, language, identity, cultural and gendered stereotyping, the human condition, and environmental concerns, the diverse yet focussed range of work presented in STRUCK provides a context in which we can explore the complexity of meaning.

‘STRUCK’ will continue until 31 July.
Image: Julie Rrap, ‘Remaking the World 2’ [detail], 2015, Pigment print on paper, 200 x 100 cm
#arconegallery #struck #struckbythecomplexityofmeaning #groupshow #nowopen @julierrap #JulieRrap @patbrassington #patbrassington @eugeniaraskopoulos #eugeniaraskopoulos @janetlaurence #janetlaurence #jackyredgate @annezac #annezahalka #nikesavvas #australianwomenartists

Congratulations to Julie Rrap, who is one of five successful fellows in the NSW Government's Fellowship program!



The 'New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship will support Julie Rrap with funding to allow her to focus on a self-directed professional development program, and also to undertake an additional project or acquisition commission from the MCA. This marks the third year of a partnership between Create NSW and MCA for the 'New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship.

The opportunity for Julie Rrap to develop a new body of work and program of research with the 'New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship is significant. This research and artwork will question how we “look” or “look away” when confronted by certain bodies. This is a very timely project for Rrap and an extension of a meaningful practice centred around challenging and questioning traditional expressions of the female body.

Image: Portrait of Julie Rrap in her studio by Jacquie Manning⁠
@julierrap #JulieRrap #arconegallery @creatensw @nswgovernment #NSWGovernmentFellowship

Congratulations to Julie Rrap, who is one of five successful artists in the NSW Government's Fellowship program.⁠


The 'New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship will offer Julie Rrap financial support from Create NSW aim to help artist focus on a self-directed professional development program, to undertake an additional project or acquisition commission from the MCA. This marks the third year of a partnership between Create NSW and MCA for the 'New Dimensions: NSW Visual Arts (Established)' Fellowship.⁠

Image: Jacquie Manning⁠

@julierrap @creatensw @nswgovernment #JulieRrap #NSWGovernmentFellowship

Congratulations to our very own Associate Professor Julie Rrap on receiving the New Dimensions:

NSW Visual Arts Established Fellowship with the @mca_australia
 
The fellowship is supported by @creatensw and will allow Rrap to focus on a self-directed professional development program, and to undertake an additional project or acquisition commission from the MCA.
 
Image: Blow Back #16 , 2018. digital print and handground glass. Courtesy of the artist and @roslynoxley9

#sca_sydney #sydneycollegeofthearts #arts_sydney #julierrap #creatensw #mca_australia

You’ve heard of The Archibald Prize but have you heard of The Other Portrait?

Art world icons Julie Rrap and Cherine Fahd have curated a portrait exhibition which is about much more than painting famous people.

Curated across SCA Gallery and UTS Gallery, Rrap and Fahd asked artists with established portrait practices to create multiple works that mirror or reflect each other.

The Other Portrait runs until the 23rd of July and features explorations into portraiture through moving image, sculpture, installation and photography. This is one exhibition not to be missed! Listen to @mck3nz_ Sally’s conversation with Rrap and Fahd at the link in our bio.

#portrait #theotherportrait #sca #uts #julierrap #cherinefahd #archibaldprize

Image: Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, Holding the Hidden, commissioned video work for The Other Portrait

Julie Rrap's 2015 fantastic video work 'Double Eclipse' looked over guests at Dark Mofo, Mona's midwinter festival in⁠ Tasmania, over the weekend.⁠


Taking place from 16-20 June across Hobart, Dark Mofo delves into centuries-old winter⁠ solstice rituals, exploring the links between⁠ ancient and contemporary mythology,⁠ humans and nature, religious and secular⁠ traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death⁠ and renewal.⁠

"Overhead a great pair of eyes begin to go blind, as if by solar eclipse. Metaphor for the power of the gaze, the blindness of desire, and a window to the mind of artist Julie Rrap."⁠

Artwork: Julie Rrap, 'Double Eclipse', 2015, single-channel video projection, edition of 3 + AP 1.⁠
Image: @tallulah._.smith⁠

@julierrap #JulieRrap #DoubleEclipse #VideoWork ⁠
@dark_mofo #DarkMofo @monamuseum #MonaMuseum #TheiaConnell @theiaconnell

Daniel Browning speaks with JULIE RRAP on The Art Show on @abcradionational this morning about her exhibition 'The Other Portrait', co-curated with @cherinefahd.

Tune in now or listen later online.

What do contemporary artists want to portray in a portrait? Going beyond the limitations of the traditional face-and-body oil painting or photograph, 'The Other Portrait' exhibition demonstrates the extent to which subjectivity, representation and the body continue to pose important questions for artists.

Located across two spaces - @uts_art and @sca_sydney , the exhibition continues until 23 July.
Image: Julie Rrap (right) and Cherine Fahd (left) at the opening of 'The Other Portrait', photo: @williamyang51

@julierrap #julierrap #utsgallery #scagallery #cherinefahd #theotherportrait #rntheartshow

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JULIE RRAP’s ‘Double Eclipse’ looking exceptional at @dark_mofo.

Dark Mofo closes in Hobart today.

Photo courtesy of DarkLab Media.
@julierrap #julierrap #doubleeclipse #darkmofo #videoart #remakingtheworld #darkdowntown #eyesgoblind #hobart #artafterdark