MAMA announces selection of local artists to exhibit in 2019-2020
03 January 2019
In a competitive application process each August, artists are selected by a panel to hold an exhibition at MAMA.
In 2019, MAMA continues to support and champion artists within the Albury Wodonga region, after a further 10 artists have been selected for the forward program. Collectively, the exhibition program will be formed by artists whose practices are driven by a robust enquiry and investigative approach to their work.
Linda Lees in her studio in late 2018, preparing for her Autumn 2019 exhibition. Photo: Michael Moran
Albury artist Chris Ellis continues his visual investigations into the aesthetics, usage and ephemeral qualities of the Murray River in a new series of paintings. Chiltern-based emerging artist and Wiradjuri woman Bethany Thornber’s unique symbolic visual language will explore questions surrounding boundaries, focusing on Chiltern Mount Pilot National Park.
The 2020 Program continues with new work by Albury artist Barbara Strand, an installation and performative work by Rutherglen artist Glenda Helen Mackay, and new installation by Wodonga sculptor Ken Raff. A local established artist and photographer will coordinate the presentation of a selection of black and white ‘snapshot’ photographs by the late artist Olive Rose Odewahn documenting life around Burrumbuttock, Walla Walla, Albury and surrounds spanning 1920’s – 1960’s.
Artist Bethany Thornber anticipating her exhibition in late 2019. Photo: Michael Moran
Chiltern-based multidisciplinary artist Beth Peters has been selected the recipient of the 2019 Susan Moorhead Memorial Award, a biannual initiative run by moMAMA to assist emerging visual artists in the development and realisation of their professional career. Peters’ new exhibition Memory Bags continues the artist’s interrogation into memory, materiality and concurrent themes of presence and absence. MAMA is thrilled to work with Peters to present her work as part of the Spring program.
Beth Peters, recipient of the Susan Moorhead Memorial Award, will join the Spring exhibition program. Photo: Michael Moran
MAMA is committed to supporting and working with artists from the Murray region by providing opportunities for career expansion and artistic growth, believing in the power of art and artists to inspire, challenge, and strengthen our community.