Fremantle Arts Centre was proud to present the blockbuster touring exhibition PRIMAVERA 2010, from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

In this unique partnership, MCA’s annual survey of bright young artists was presented at Fremantle Arts Centre. PRIMAVERA 2010 marked the first time this exciting initiative has toured to Western Australia.

PRIMAVERA 2010 was curated by Katie Dyer, a Sydney-based curator and founding gallery manager at the National Art School, Sydney. Dyer was also a guest curator of The Bon Scott Project, FAC’s acclaimed project in 2008.

After a long and extensive process meeting artists and visiting studios around the country, Dyer made her selection of seven artists, who together created a dynamic exhibition which traversed multiple art forms and disciplines. Ranging from photography and painting, to drawing, sculpture, installation and performance; the works in PRIMAVERA all shared the high levels of quality and innovation that the series has become renowned for.

The 2010 exhibition included works by Akira Akira (SA), Julie Fragar (QLD), Agatha Gothe-Snape (NSW), Alasdair McLuckie (VIC), James Newitt (TAS), Jackson Slattery(VIC), and Emma White (NSW).

Primavera artists Agathe Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata (aka Wrong Solo) performed their piece Cruising, exclusively for audiences on the exhibition’s opening night Friday 29 July.

Initiated in 1992 by MCA with Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM, PRIMAVERA commemorates the life of young jeweller Belinda Jackson, who died in 1990.

The series has since developed into an annual highlight of MCA’s calendar of exhibitions, and has launched the careers of celebrated artists like James Angus, Mikala Dwyer, Shaun Gladwell, TV Moore, David Noonan, Lisa Roet, David Rosetsky and Nike Savvas.