Art as a Verb
3 October – 16 December 2014


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...

Tim Johnson, Induction 1972. Courtesy of the artist.

Justene Williams
The Curtain Breathed Deeply

6 February - 2 April 2015

Sensory overload is the signature of this expansive video installation environment by Sydney-based artist Justene Williams. Coming to MUMA from Artspace, Sydney, The Curtain Breathed Deeply has been developed through the Catalyst: Katherine Hannay Visual Arts Commission. In what will be her largest and most ambitious undertaking to date, Williams will present a hypnotising landscape constructed from blended film sets, stage props and video installations. Read more here...

Nathaniel Mellors
Thursday 23 October 2014, 6.00-7.30PM

The Wheeler Centre, State Library of Victoria
176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Nathaniel Mellors makes irreverent, humourous and absurd filmic works, sculptures, performances and critical writings that challenge our notions of taste, morality, and intelligence. Read more here...

Nathaniel Mellors, The Sophisticated Neanderthal Interview (2013/14), 23 min., 35mm film trans. to HD video (still). Image courtesy the artist and Matt's Gallery, London; Monitor, Rome and Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam

Sanné Mestrom: Weeping Women
Ian Potter Sculpture Court Commission


Sanné Mestrom's practice draws on iconic figures of twentieth-century modernist art, exploring how value is constructed and the deep ties between artworks and their cultural and historical context. Read more here...

Sanné Mestrom, Maquette for Weeping women 2014. Photo: Andrew Curtis.
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...

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