Telling Tales opens at MCA, Sydney

Supported by VIVID Ideas 2016, Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form opens this week at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Sydney. Running from June 2nd until early October, Telling Tales explores inventive approaches taken by Australian and international artists to the narrative form. Ahead of opening weekend, MCA has released a schedule of events showcasing some of the artists and the stories they have to tell.

Chief curator Rachel Kent and her team have pulled together a selection of free and ticketed events, including shadow plays from artist Jumaadi, artist-run workshops, a series of artist talks, and a talk with Kent herself.

“Who has the right to speak? Who is silent or silenced?” says Kent. “Telling Tales provides a platform for stories that are not often (or ever) told – stories that don’t get heard.”

The full programme of events for the weekend is as follows:

Thursday 2 June
5.30 – 6.30pm: Puppet Making with the Sydney Theatre Puppet Company
6 – 8pm: Sundown Sketch Club
6.30 – 7.30pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi
7.30 – 8.30pm: Artists in Conversation: Telling Tales

Friday 3 June
1 – 2pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi

Saturday 4 June
10.30 – 11.30am: Members Exclusive, A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi
10.30am – 1.30pm: Printing Workshop with artist Emily Floyd
12 – 2pm: Contemporary Film Screening: SPEAR
2 – 3pm: Artist Talk: Jitish Kallat
3 – 4pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi

Sunday 5 June
10.30 – 11.30am: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi
11.30am – 12.30pm: Zine Workshop with artist Safdar Ahmed
1 – 2pm: Curator’s Insight with Rachel Kent
3 – 4pm: A Contemporary Shadow Play by artist Jumaadi

If you can’t make it to opening weekend, never fear! Tours, workshops, and performances will continue throughout the exhibition.
See the MCA website for more information, including forthcoming events and ticket sales.

Image credit: The Life and Death of ShadowJumaadi

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