Image: Robert Jacks, 45-90 paper cut 2012, paper, 28.0 x 21.0 cm. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Lyn Williams AM, 2013.



29 July – 10 November 2019

Serial explores the significance of the series in contemporary artistic practice. Whether as process, narrative, repetition, or correspondence, the series provides broad parameters for reading a work and its context. Beyond singular artistic statements, and established within a network of aesthetic and conceptual references, the meaning of a work becomes contingent and dynamic. Featuring new acquisitions and works from McClelland’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the fluid relations between part and whole, process and product.

Including works by Benjamin Armstrong, Andrew Browne, Robert Ambrose Cole, Elizabeth Gower, Robert Jacks, Mick Kubarkku, John Bulunbulun Mingmarriya, Queenie McKenzie, Sanné Mestrom, Robert Owen, Adrian Page, Gloria Tamerre Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre, Kutuwulumi Purawarrumpatu, Rover Thomas, Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Ginger Riley, David Wadelton, Judy Watson, Lisa Waup.


This project is supported by Creative Victoria and The Balnaves Foundation.

Image: Travis John Ficarra, Dwarf Fortress 2019, giclee print on canvas, 112x150 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Mary & Lou Senini Student Art Award: Painting & Printmaking

26 August – 14 October 2019

The $3,000 Mary & Lou Senini Student Art Award is presented annually to a Victorian tertiary art student who, in the opinion of the selection panel, is of outstanding ability and promise. Established in 1998, the award alternates between the disciplines of Sculpture, Painting and Printmaking, Ceramics and Textiles, and this year McClelland is pleased to present the award for Painting and Printmaking.

The 2019 shortlisted artists are: Brendan Cooper, Travis John Ficarra, Alison Kennedy, Senye Shen and Zoe Woebken