Uncurated: The Exhibition

Faced with a major rescheduling of exhibitions in 2020 as a result of COVID-19, the Macquarie University Art Gallery team did not want to be left with an empty, white gallery space – a declaration that culture too had become a significant victim of the virus. So, the gallery’s lead installer was asked to hang available works from the collection without any appeal to medium, content, context, size, artistic reputation or thematic narrative – just hang! The result is transformative, not simply as a means of reviving the life of the gallery space, but as a think tank of fresh aesthetic ideas generated by the juxtapositioning of works which consciously may never have been consummated in a professionally researched and curated exhibition.

5 Aug - 9 Sep