Document Type

Creative Work

Publication Details

Jacky Redgate (exhibition curator), Selected Works from the MCA Collection 1967. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2005.



Research Background
* Curatorial: 2005–06 Curator, ‘1967: Selected works MCA Collection’, MCA, Sydney.
* Selected public Forums and Lectures: 2005 Artist’s floor talk, 28th Nov 2005 – 23 April 2006;
* Seminar: Jacky Redgate & Dr Ann Stephen, 1967: Selected works from the MCA Collection, MCA, 2004;
* Exhibition catalogue and essay, Jacky Redgate, ‘Arriving in Australia’, 1967: Selected works from the MCA Collection.

Research Contribution
To complement the survey exhibition, ‘Jacky Redgate: Life of the System 1980¬2005’, Redgate curated an exhibition from the MCA collection that further demonstrated her interest in systems, featuring works from the collection which were made or collected in 1967, the year Redgate emigrated to Australia from London. By bringing together personal and institutional narratives, Redgate explored the artistic and social landscape of the time, when Australia was opening up to the world and contemporary art had a fascination with new technologies and perceptual theories. Featuring kinetic, Op, conceptual and minimal art by artists such as Carl Andre, Ian Burn, Bridget Riley and Julio Le Parc, ‘1967’ provided an insight into the MCA Collection creating connections to Redgate’s own work.

Research Significance
The curatorial project fore grounded key works of historical significance in the MCA collection and also offered insight into Reigate’s work and influences. Significantly, many of these works had not been seen since 1967 and the work of Lily Greenham was rebuilt from installation instructions.