Fiona Connor: Wallworks

18 July - 20 September 2014
Opening event: Saturday 19 July, 3-5pm

is the first major solo exhibition in Australia by Los Angeles-based artist Fiona Connor. Quoting existing architectural languages in her installations and sculptures, Connor considers how context and display can condition our perception of an object or artwork. Wallworks sees Connor work with the Monash University Collection to playfully upend the conventions of museum display.
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Image: Fiona Connor: Wallworks
Photo: Andrew Curtis

Art as a Verb
3 October – 16 December 2014
Curatorium: Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker, Patrice Sharkey

Art as a Verb is a major thematic exhibition that takes as its starting point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and beyond. Drawing upon the unbridled energy and anarchy of fluxus and happenings, and looking back to the moment that art dematerialised, Art as a Verb presents a range of projects from the 1960s to today that challenge the traditional role of the artist and the site of the museum. Read more here...

Eva Rothschild, Boys and Sculpture 2012 (film still detail). Children’s Art Commission: Whitechapel, London, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Stuart Shave Modern Art, London.

Rooms for Thought: Radical Uses of Museum Collections Symposium
Friday 12 – Saturday 13 September 2014

Rooms for Thought examines recent curatorial initiatives with collections, undertaken both by artists and curators alike. Dr Clémentine Deliss and Jaroslaw Suchan will be joined by Australian and New Zealand artists, academics and curators in a program designed to look at the movement away from defined roles and methodologies through a number of case studies. Read more here...

Dr Clémentine Deliss

Emily Floyd:
This place will always be open

Menzies Law Forecourt

Emily Floyd’s This place will always be open was the inaugural sculpture commission in the Ian Potter Sculpture Court, and explored the role and legacy of the university campus and museum as a site of political potential. This place will always be open drew its title and conceptual framework from the experimental student struggles at Monash University during the 1960s and 70s. Read more here...


Fiona Connor: Wallworks
Exhibition Catalogue

The images that appear in this publication are the result of a series of commissions to document Fiona Connor: Wallworks at MUMA by photographers Andrew Curtis, John Gollings (pictured), Tobias Titz and Annie Trumble. Each photographer was asked to document the exhibition in nine images that reflect their experience of the show. Written contributions from Tara McDowell, Liv Barrett and Charlotte Day.
Designed by Fiona Connor and Yanni Florence.Shop online here...

DAMP Collaborative drawing, part of Direct democracy installation view MUMA 2013