ACCA is excited to present Like a Wheel That Turns: The 2022 Macfarlane Commissions, the third edition of a multi-year partnership that supports the commissioning of ambitious new projects by contemporary emerging to mid-career artists.
Like a Wheel That Turns reflects upon painting practices which extend beyond the frame and from the realm of the studio into the world at large, through the work of Nadia Hernández, Lucina Lane, Gian Manik, Betty Muffler, Jahnne Pasco-White, Jason Phu, JD Reforma and Esther Stewart.
Presenting a series of eight new commissions, with artists who approach the medium of painting as a vehicle through which to consider cultural and family histories, our relationship to Country and the environment, institutional and domestic architectures, the role of art and the gallery as repository of memories, and as a means of communing with those who have come before.
Featuring full-colour documentation of all the works in the exhibition, the catalogue includes a preface by Melissa Macfarlane, founder of The Macfarlane Fund, a curatorial essay by Max Delany and Annika Kristensen alongside newly commissioned essays by Verónica Tello,Lisa Radford, Tristen Harwood, Stephanie Rhea Erevm Mahmood Fazal, June Miskell and Amelia Winata, as well as an in conversation between Betty Muffler and Brook Garru Andrew.
Publisher: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Editors: Max Delany and Annika Kristensen