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Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains: a brief history

2020

  • Fabrik exhibition opened at Penrith Regional Gallery in November
  • SEWNUP and SEWNUP2, supported by funding from the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust, were held at Lyttleton Stores in April and November
  • Blue exhibition runs from August to September at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
  • MAPBM participates in the Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale and in Hello World
  • First online Show and Tell sessions are held on Zoom
  • MAPBM conducts the first survey of its membership

2019

  • Second annual MAPBM members show, MAPPING, held at Braemar House in August
  • MAPBM makes a successful application to the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust for funding for the SEWNUP exhibition to be held in April 2020 at Lyttleton Stores
  • MAPBM applies successfully for an exhibition in the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé program to be held in 2020

2018

  • Kiosk 3x6 Project successfully completed
  • First annual MAPBM members show, Imperceptible Resistances, is held at Everglades
  • MAPBM members Show and Tell Program established
  • Distribution of MAPBM members newsletter is started

2017

  • Explorers: Narratives of site project successfully completed
  • MAPBM joins with Toolo in leasing Katoomba Falls Kiosk to develop an unfunded artist residency program
  • MAPBM makes a successful application to Create NSW for funding for the Kiosk 3x6 Project to run three short-term curatorial residencies at the Kiosk
  • Fiona Davies elected President

2016

  • Final Art and Architecture program successfully completed
  • MAPBM makes a successful application to Create NSW for funding for the Explorers: Narratives of site in contemporary art practice project at Woodford Academy
  • Beata Geyer elected President

2015

  • Second Art and Architecture program successfully completed
  • MAPBM makes a successful funding application to the Trust for the final Art and Architecture program

2014

  • Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains becomes an incorporated association
  • First Art and Architecture program successfully completed
  • MAPBM makes a successful application to the Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust for funding for the second Art and Architecture program

2013

  • Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains is established with Dr Billy Gruner as the first President
  • MAPBM makes a successful application to the Blue Mountains Cultural Program for funding for the first in what becomes the Art and Architecture series

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