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MGA POSTCARDS EXHIBITION – Our images

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WE RECENTLY RESPONDED TO A ‘CALL OUT’ FROM THE MONASH GALLERY OF ART to make and send in a POSTCARD representing ‘Our back yard’.

It is an interesting Mail Art Project so we selected images and sent them in. Recently we are in Melbourne and managed to go out to MCA to see their exhibitions and the post card show in the Atrium Gallery.

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If you are interested in participating – The details and link are at the end of this post.

 

 

VICTORIA’s CARD: Image from the book VISUAL FIELD NOTES

Victoria Cooper MGA POST CARD

Victoria Cooper MGA POSTCARD

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ABOUT VICKY’S POST CARD IMAGE: DAY DREAMING

We arrived in Benalla during one of the long Covid 19 lockdowns of Victoria. We found ourselves under a state wide travel restriction of only 5kms from our home. So walking became my way of exploring my new locality.

On these walks, and later on longer journeys,
I was captivated by the remnants of natural environment at the edge of the suburban spaces, roadsides and bushland. Here in the North East the trees tower like epic monuments to a pre-colonial history …

 

DOUG’s CARD:

An image from the book WALKING URBAN GROUND

Doug Spowart's MGA POSTCARD SHOW

Doug Spowart’s MGA POSTCARD SHOW

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ABOUT DOUG’S POST CARD IMAGE:

This photo is about walking in the place where I live. While my walks with Vicky are for exercise, they are also an exploration of the streets, homes and spaces of my suburb.

During these walks I witness the seasons, varied architectural forms, garden features and the idiosyncratic things that homeowners create in their suburban environments.

In this work, from the book “Walking Urban Ground”, I explore through visual play, the creation of a joyful representation of the place where I live.

year I wandered as a free-ranging spirit on a bright sunny day through my local botanic garden. Spontaneously I responded to the subjects that emerged into my line of sight…

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A POSTCARD FROM GLEN O’MALLEY is also in the show…

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HERE’S THE SUBMISSION DETAILS

MGA-BIG Backyard call out

 

Postcards from our big backyard
“CLICK” URL HERE

3 August 2022 to 2 October 2022

MGA Atrium Gallery
Tuesday – Sunday

Postcards from our big backyard | Submissions now open

Viva Gibb took this photograph of the landscape she grew up on during a trip back to the area in the 1980s. The work is on display as part of MGA’s exhibition Return to nature, which journeys through the Australian landscape in photographs from the 1870s to today.

To coincide with this exhibition, we want you to send us a postcard of your big backyard!

Wherever you are in Australia, we want to see your landscape. So take a photograph of your corner of this great continent, print it at postcard size, write your name on the back, along with the title, date and a short note if you wish, then affix a stamp and send it by mail addressed to:

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
WHEELERS HILL
VIC 3150

 

We will then display your postcard in a growing exhibition in MGA’s Atrium gallery from 3 August to 2 October.

 

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