Holding the Circle

The 2021 Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial is set to bring together newly commissioned works by 11 artists from around Australia. This year’s triennial, titled Holding the Circle, engages themes, practices and curation hinged upon egalitarian exchange and collaboration. The notion of the circle alludes to a capacity for communities to hold space for diverse perspectives and experiences to be shared in a deep and genuine way. Taking place over nine days in Victoria’s regional community of Kyneton, the Triennial will see new context-sensitive works installed throughout the town so that site, object and viewer are mutually activated. Although the participating artists work across a variety of media, through the curatorial premise viewers are consistently invited to practice deep listening, as well as learning about or sharing lived experiences in ways that foster conversation and connection. To accompany the artworks, the Triennial has established a live digital program that involves each of the artists in artist take-overs and digital interviews, which will be updated fortnightly on their website. Participating artists include Steven Rhall, Simone Slee, Sara Morawetz, Ravi Avasti, Michael Candy, Katie West, Hanna Tai, Hannah Brontë, Eugenia Lim, Emily Parsons-Lord and Adam Lee. The 2021 Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial runs from October 9 – 17, 2021.


NOTE: The dates provided are current and speculative. Many Australian and international arts organisations remain closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to institutional websites for further details.

IMALENNOX STACMIACCA MelbourneMCA Roslyn Oxley Gallery