Robyn Stacey: as still as life
Robyn Stacey: as still as life explores the tantalising world of the still life tradition. Stacey is one of Australia’s leading photographic artists whose fascination with the still life genre inspired the magnificent works in this exhibition.
Through the contemporary medium of photography Stacey brings historical collections to life on a monumental scale, interrogating what these collections meant for the original owners and brilliantly interweaving personal historical narratives into sumptuous still lifes.
Alongside the work of Robyn Stacey, is an exploration of still life photographs drawn from MGA’s collection which includes: Ann Balla, Del Kathryn Barton, Francis Busby, Nanette Carter, Jack Cato, Katthy Cavaliere, Olive Cotton, Sean Davey, Julie Davies and Alex Rizkalla, Marian Drew, Max Dupain, John Eaton, Susan Fereday, Joachim Froese, Viva Gibb, Christine Godden, Janina Green, Fiona Hall, Carol Jerrems, Ruth Maddison, Penelope Malone, David Moore, George J Morris, Jozef Stanislaw Ostoja-Kotkowski, Susan Purdy, Jacky Redgate, Jon Rhodes, Michael Riley, Matthew Sleeth, Mark Strizic, Beverley Veasey, Anne Zahalka.
Plus a very special loan from the National Gallery of Victoria: a 17th century Baroque oil painting from The Netherlands titled ‘Flowerpiece’.
The exhibition closing event will feature a conversation between a fashion designer and the curator discussing the relationship between still life and fashion.