Myth Making

  • Artist
    Troy Emery
  • Dates
    2 Dec 2023—3 Mar 2024

Myth Making is Troy Emery’s latest museum exhibition, which opens at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) from Saturday, 2 December. Myth Making marks a significant career milestone for Troy Emery and his first release of new works since joining our stable of represented artists.

Jointly conceived with fellow artist Kate Rhode, this exuberant exhibition dives into the stuff of legends, conjuring wild tales through a collision of classical mythology with the natural ecology of Victoria’s Wimmera and Grampians region.

An adventure in colour, whimsy and magnificent animal forms, this cabinet of curiosities poses Emery’s sculptural practice in dialogue with his paintings, which similarly conjure fantastical beings in brilliant hues. Remixing the tropes of museum display and decorative arts traditions, Myth Making confronts the fabulisms of the European imaginary and fashions boldly original stories from an engagement with the local environment.

Emery joining our stable of represented artists arrives after a banner year in which he presented his most ambitious work to date – the three-metre Mountain Climber, which was commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria as the kaleidoscopic centrepiece of its landmark show Melbourne Now.

Myth Making at Maitland Regional Art Gallery will exhibit from Saturday, 2 December 2023 to Sunday, 3 March 2024. Maitland Regional Art Gallery is located at 230 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320.  Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm

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