MORNINGTON Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition ‘Surreal Landscapes’ explores the natural world through historic and political narrative. Curated by Danny Lacy and Rosie Weiss, the show includes newly commissioned work alongside select loans from Hayley Millar Baker, Nadine Christensen, Peta Clancy, Emily Ferretti, Tara Gilbee, Philip Hunter, Raafat Ishak, James Newitt, Emma Phillips, Christian Thompson AO.
The works explore personal or historical narratives and embeds political and social commentary, for example, Indigenous photographer Peta Clancy’s powerful photographic-based works taken on a submerged indigenous massacre site in north west Victoria.
The poignant and powerful works are showing now at MPRG until 22 August.
Also showing at MPRG now until 22 August, is Rosie Weiss – Collected works, exploring our relationship with the natural world. In 2020, MPRG was successful with a Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund grant, administered by the PGAV, to acquire a suite of thirteen works on paper by Weiss. The Friends of MPRG supported the acquisition with matched funding, enabling MPRG to acquire key works that provide an overview of the artists’ practice from 1979 through to 2018.