M.O.C.A. Memories – Museum of Contemporary Art 1987-1994
Museum of Contemporary Art including the Young Artists Gallery, MOCA Annexe and MOCA Cafe.
A private museum dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions, events and acquisitions.
Director, James Baker
Young Artists Gallery, 23 Manning Street, South Brisbane- entrance was through MOCA Cafe.
164 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane.
MOCA was one of the only major Queensland institutions during the years 1987-1994 to actively support artist-runs in both its ongoing exhibition and acquisitions policies. Artist-run motivated exhibitions including Imagine That (1987), and Ice, Fire and the Empire (6-30 November 1987). Director James Baker opened the Young Artists Gallery [YAG] to assist with increased exhibition and professional development opportunities for emerging artists in (circa) 1987.
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