Brain food at the Gallery
By LESLEY APPS
ASIDE from looking pretty, it has been said that art is also meant to challenge the mind, and the Grafton Regional Gallery is currently showing an exhibition that is sure to push your artistic boundaries.
Swinging television sets, mouldy bread made from timber, and a dried herring carcus nicely framed in a perspex box, sit among the more traditional forms of art like paintings, drawings and photographs in this riveting exhibition from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Titled 'MCA Unpacked II', the display showcases a small selection of the museum's own collection of some 5000 works ? most of which remain locked up in storage most of the time.
The exhibits were chosen by six artists rather than a curator which results in this interesting group of art forms.
Grafton Regional Gallery director Jude McBean said it was fabulous to have an exhibition of this standard in the Clarence Valley.
"Regional people don't normally have access to art like this, it's a great idea as we all don't have the time or money to travel to Sydney to see everything."