Primavera 2023: Young Australian Artists


Primavera 2023: Young Australian Artists is an exhibition catalogue published by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).

In its 32nd year, Primavera 2023: Young Australian Artists is guest curated by Sydney-based artist and curator, Talia Smith. The exhibition considers the idea of the collective body and the ways in which communities and growing movements attempt to question, challenge and maneuver through failing societal structures. The six participating artists Tiyan Baker (NSW), Christopher Bassi (QLD), Moorina Bonini (VIC), Nikki Lam (VIC), Sarah Poulgrain (QLD), and Truc Truong (SA) investigate themes of protest, perseverance, and reimagining through works of various media, including installation, video, painting, sculpture, and text.

"What brings these artists together is the way they reckon with the perils of history, education, culture, and language to question authoritative structures and systems. They assert that there is more than one way of living and offer impressions of how it might look." Talia Smith

Primavera is the MCA's annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Since 1992, the series has showcased the works of artists in the early stages of their career, many of whom have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally. Primavera was initiated in 1992 by Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family in memory of their daughter and sister Belinda, a talented jeweller who died at the age of 29.


Published by Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Softcover, 23.7 x 17 cm, 96 pages