Surreal Landscapes

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Curated by Danny Lacy, MPRG Artistic Director / Senior Curator
29 May – 22 August 2021

James Newitt, Christian Thompson AO, Harald Vike, Rosie Weiss, Emily Ferretti, Raafat Ishak, Emma Phillips, James Gleeson, Nadine Christensen, Tara Gilbee and others

Surreal Landscapes is a group exhibition that explores the way artists position subtle and strange, absurd and dreamlike interventions within the landscape, abstracting and shifting our reading of the landscape. These interventions often exist around an unusual story or personal narrative and quietly embed political and social commentary within these representations. The show includes newly commissioned work alongside MPRG Collection works and selected loans.

Image credit: Christian Thompson AO, Dead As A Doornail, 2009, (detail) c-type print on Fuji Pearl Metallic Paper. Courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney. Image © the artist.