Curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Loose Canon navigates the conventions of a ‘collection exhibition’ in relation to the way art historical ‘canons’ are formed. The idea of the ‘canon’ itself – referring to art reflecting the highest quality standard against which something can be judged within any given historical moment – has been applied loosely and according to the peculiarities of this collection. Representing a diverse range of contemporary practice, Loose Canon presents an alternative canon with the work of well-regarded artists alongside those who are often left out of the recent histories of Australian art.
Ian W. Abdulla, Richard Bell, Gordon Bennett, Fergus Binns, Vivienne Binns, Pat Brassington, Katthy Cavaliere, Lynda Draper, Peter Ellis, James Fardoulys, Franck Gohier, Barbara Hanrahan, Katherine Hattam, Chayni Henry, Philip Juster, Billy Tjampitjinpa Kenda, Derek Kreckler, Richard Lewer, Kate Lohse, Peter Maloney, Noel McKenna, Todd McMillan, Vincent Namatjira, Lawrence Omeenyo, Patrick Pound, Andrew Sibley, Laurens Tan, Nat Thomas, Justin Trendall, Marjorie Wane, Paul Yore.