Please note that the opening for this show will be on Thursday the 10th March due to Art Month
Ron and George Adams talk for Art Month's 'Inspiring Collecting' series - 11am Saturday 12th March
Image: Speaks Volumes: The Ron & George Adams Collection
GALLERY 1 Speaks Volumes: The Ron & George Adams Collection
An art collection speaks volumes about their collectors. When artworks enter into private collections they join a family of other artworks that have been amassed according to an idiosyncratic criteria of taste. When artists are collectors, friendship networks often shape a collection – nothing beats, for example, the satisfaction felt when two artists have swapped their work with each other. Following on from Jay Balbi and Elizabeth Pulie’s popular private collection show at MOP in July 2010, Ron & George Adams present selections from their private collection. Ron & George have been collecting for as long as they can remember and while their collection shows their commitment to the contemporary Australian art world, it particularly reads as a who’s who of artists who have at one point or another contributed to a culture of artist-run initiatives in Sydney. Ron & George Adams are the founding directors of MOP Projects.
Image: Grant Hawkes, “Diyarbak?r 01”,
Digital LED Print, 625mm x 453mm
The Quiet Never Meet Grant Hawkes
What attracts on the banks of the Tigris, on a rooftop in Yazd. What is left behind at the base of one alley or found by sunlight on a wall in Mardin. What sleeps in a marketplace.
Positioned at a juncture between reportage and the subjective, The Quiet Never Meet leads us toward the discreet and the momentary. The images shift as the glance of strangers & settle on the quiet of the photographer. For all their discretion these photographs are insightful in their exploration of the space between us as both singular and collective beings. And like a mind growing recluse they slip between imagery & imagination.
The Quiet Never Meet was photographed throughout Iran and Turkey.
Grant Hawkes is a Sydney based photographer & graduate of the KvB Institute of Technology. He has shown in Melbourne & Sydney & was short-listed for the National Photographic Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. His photographs have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald & The Australian Financial Review.
This is his first solo exhibition.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Sarah Mosca’s new work draws from her recent experience in Iceland where she attended an artist residency program collaborating with video and sound artist, Tim Bruniges. Using different technologies and media including sound, installation and photography, the exhibition explores themes of minimalism and the experience of combining static images and sound.
Sarah Mosca is a Sydney-based artist whose work explores the abstraction of photography and our relationship with the photographic image. Mosca graduated from the National Art School with honours and was awarded scholarships for both academic achievement and excellence in photography. She has since completed her Post-graduate degree from COFA and her work has been exhibited extensively in Australia as well as showing in Iceland and Germany. Having recently returned from Berlin, Mosca is co-director of artistinitiative Super Kaleidoscope and is currently collaborating with Tim Bruniges on a series of site-specific sound installations titled Survey of Sound.