Engage – Australian Emerging Artists

. M Contemporary is very excited to announce the launch of our new emerging Australian artists space with the first show, Engage, which opened last week in spectacular fashion.

The opening celebrations began on Friday night with an artist dinner where artists invited special guests to have a preview of the show and join them for an evening of art, food and wine.

The following afternoon we had a fantastic turn out for the official opening, which kicked off with Adrian Clement’s Zen inspired performance piece The Arrangement. Despite the dreary winter weather, guests were kept warm with some help from our brewing friends at Young Henry’s who provided freshly poured ale.

The emerging artists space in the upstairs gallery will work on a 6-week cycle, where we will showcase the work of recent art school graduates whose work is of extraordinary talent. The first group of emerging artists participating in Engage are Joy Ivill, Will Cooke, Adrian Clement, Jacobus Capone, Amanda Ryan, Laura E. Kennedy, Gillian Lavery and Eloise Cato. Each of these artist’ body of work explore various themes across a range of different mediums. Their work will be exhibited in the main downstairs gallery for 3 weeks before being moved it into the emerging artists space.

Make sure to come check out Engage in the main gallery until 24 August and don’t forget the new emerging artists space that will be continuously updated with exciting work from young artists.