Opening Weekend: Telling Tales

Emily Floyd, The Outsiders, 2005
02 Jun 2016 18:00 - 21:00
03 Jun 2016 10:00 - 17:00
04 Jun 2016 10:00 - 17:00
05 Jun 2016 10:00 - 17:00
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000

The opening weekend of the MCA's latest exhibition Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form will be rich with talks, discussion panels, art-making and performances. Join artists, curators and international guest speakers as they explore individual works, overarching ideas and emergent themes in the exhibition.

Breaking away from a traditional linear format, Telling Tales explores the varied, inventive approaches taken by leading Australian and international artists to narrative form. Using diverse materials including light, fog and hand-typed text, their works pick apart conventional storytelling approaches to reconsider ideas around structure, duration, repetition and fragmentation. 

Participating artists include Kate Daw, Emily Floyd, Jumaadi, Jitish Kallat, Bouchra Khalili, Angelica Mesiti and Lee Mingwei. Curated by: Rachel Kent, MCA Chief Curator.


Thursday 2 June
5.30 – 6.30pm: Puppet Making with the Sydney Theatre Puppet Company
6 – 8pm: Sundown Sketch Club 
6.30 – 7.30pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi
7.30 – 8.30pm: Artists in Conversation: Telling Tales

Friday 3 June
1 – 2pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi

Saturday 4 June
10.30 – 11.30am: Members Exclusive, A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi
10.30am – 1.30pm: Printing Workshop with artist Emily Floyd 
12 – 2pm: Contemporary Film Screening: SPEAR
2 – 3pm: Artist Talk: Jitish Kallat 
3 – 4pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi 

Sunday 5 June
10.30 – 11.30am: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi 
11.30am – 12.30pm: Zine Workshop with artist Safdar Ahmed
1 – 2pm: Curator’s Insight with Rachel Kent 
2 – 4pm: Slam Poetry Workshop
3 – 4pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi  

See for the full program of events.

This event is presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Image: Emily Floyd, The Outsider,  2005, wood, varnish, lacquer, acrylic paint, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery © the artist