This brittle light: Light Source commissions 2020-2021

First experienced remotely, the projects featured in This brittle light now welcome audiences and communities back to the museum as a social space and a shared and contested environment for engagement with art, ideas, politics and expression.

The assembled works by leading artists Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, Taloi Havini, Laresa Kosloff, Nicholas Mangan, Stuart Ringholt, Grant Stevens, and Hossein Valamanesh and Nassiem Valamanesh were commissioned by Buxton Contemporary during the pandemic disruption that resulted in the closure of museums around the globe. The project was titled Light Source commissions, referencing art as a source of illumination, and the initiative was conceived to support the creation of new work or the further development of an existing landmark body of work.



Melissa Keys, Tessa Laird, Tara McDowell, Kyla McFarlane, Djon Mundine, Natalie King, Alice Procter, Lisa Radford Selena Tan.

This brittle light: Light Source commissions 2020-21
Buxton Contemporary University of Melbourne
12 March – 20 June 2021

Exhibition curated by Melissa Keys