Current Exhibition

I'm Genuinely Lost. Give me guidance.

Colleen Ahern, Jon Campbell, Michael Ciavarella, Søren Dahlgaard, Kate Daw and Stewart Russell, Tony Garifalakis, Paula Hunt, Tully Moore, Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh)
Curator: Tully Moore

I’m Genuinely Lost. Give me guidance continues an ongoing series of exhibitions at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery in which an artist has been invited to curate a show by bringing some of their methods, strategies and influences into public display. Tully Moore’s interest in politics, sport and economic systems has reguarly been explored within the collaborative aspect of his practice. For this exhibtion Moore will collaborate with fellow artists in a variety of works, some of which are reiterations of previous projects whilst others will be shown for the first time.

Image credit: Tully Moore, I'm Genuinely Lost, 2015, found text half way between the studio and home.

The Margaret Lawrence Gallery is a contemporary art space located in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct. It was established in 2001 to provide crucial links between the VCA School of Art and the University of Melbourne (with its community of academics, artists and students), the wider communities of Victoria and on a national platform.


The gallery performs an integral and generative function within the VCA artistic community and is a showcase for new work, playing an educational role for the Victorian and Australian community.

The gallery offers established practitioners an opportunity to create new work in a supported and critically engaged environment. It also encourages meaningful connections and exchanges between professional artists, academics, students and the wider public.

The program focuses on new work by local, national and international artists. Exhibitions are presented in an environment that fosters critical discussion, as well as an understanding and promotion of visual art and its broader social contexts, with accompanying forums, artist and curator talks, residencies and public lectures. The exhibition program has a strong emphasis on research, developed by directly responding to exhibition proposals, and by inviting artists, curators or groups whose work or research is of particular contemporary relevance to devise a project for the space.

The program is determined 12 to 18 months in advance to allow a reasonable period of exhibition development in discussion with gallery staff. Application proposals may be submitted to the Director at any time.

The gallery is also responsible for the care and management of the VCA Art Collection, which spans the history of the College and its predecessor, the National Gallery School of Art and the Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramic Collection.

The Margaret Lawrence Gallery is generously supported by the Margaret Lawrence Bequest.


Acting Director: Scott Miles

Gallery and Collection Coordinator: Kay Abude

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