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Unsettling Memories

Untitled #30 EL SH3 N17A, 2000/2001
c-type photograph, edition 3/5
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Andrew Martyr, 2016

Tucked away in our memories are captured moments of uncertainty, fear, innocence, and not-quite-knowing.

This exhibition brought together a collection of artworks that stirred up lurking memories, bringing to the surface the shadowy recollections of our formative years.

With works drawn entirely from the MAMA collection, this exhibition was curated to coincide with Write Around the Murray 2016 with the Festival theme of 'Unsettling the Story: Memories and Imagination'.

The exhibition included works by Bill Henson and Tracey Moffatt, with each work stirring the imagination in strange and unsettling ways.

Tracey Moffatt

Laudanum #19, 2001
Photogravure toned
Purchased with funds from the New South Wales Ministry 2001

Two men in suits sitting on a lounge with the right man holding a magazine in one hand and the other on the left man's shoulder
Bronek Kozka

There is something about…, 2008
Archival pigment based digital print on paper
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Bronek Kozka, 2012

Polixeni Papapetrou

Olympia as Lewis Caroll's Irene Macdonald, 2003
C type photograph
Purchased from the National Photography Prize, Murray Art Museum Albury 2003

Three dolls wrapped in cloth laying on a yellow satin sheet, the middle doll wrapped in a red cloth
Destiny Deacon

Skid Row Models, 1997
ink jet photographic print on paper
Purchased with funds from the NSW Ministry of the Arts, 1999

A dark mountain landscape with snowy mountain peaks and clouds masking the view
Sam Shmith

Untitled (Synthetics 4), 2009
pigment print on archival rag paper
Acquired by the MAMA Art Foundation, 2010

Wizard of Oz, 1956, 1994
Off set print
Purchased by Murray Art Museum Albury, 1995