Significant support for Material Sound tour


The Australia Council for the Arts has announced an $80,000 commitment to support our new touring exhibition Material Sound.

Presented in partnership with the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) and curated by Dr Caleb Kelly, Material Sound brings together six contemporary artists, Vicky Browne, Pia van Gelder, Caitlin Franzmann, Peter Blamey, Ross Manning, and Eric Demetriou, who each create an experience of sound within installations constructed from everyday materials.

First exhibited at MAMA in 2018 Material Sound and associated programs were embraced by a broad audience in Albury, resonating with the local community and breaking down perceived barriers to engagement with the ‘mystery’ of contemporary art.

Touring to 10 venues across four states, the exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity for regional communities to connect with ideas and practices that expand our sense of how art is made, how it affects us, how we think about it and how we listen to our world.

As an early mid-career artist who has shown most extensively in my home city of Sydney, this tour represents an incredible opportunity to connect my work to new audiences across Australia, in particular regional communities
- Pia van Gelder, exhibiting artist, Material Sound

After an international version was shown in mid 2019 at the Black Mountain College Museum & Art Centre in Asheville, North Carolina, USA the exhibition will return to Australia to begin its national tour at Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, NSW in July 2020.

Read more about Material Sound here.