MOP Projects: 2003-2016
Edited by Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Established in 2003 as a response to the lack of artist-run initiatives in Sydney, MOP Projects rapidly secured an integral role in the Australian arts ecosystem; showcasing 400 curated exhibitions and actively fostering experimentation for over 800 emerging and mid-career artists. This hefty volume illustrates MOP’s history with generous images, a complete exhibition and artist index, as well as text by a selection of artists, writers and curators associated with the gallery. MOP’s business-focused approach to the commercial world such as collaborations with other galleries and connections to western Sydney is highlighted. However, co-founders George and Ron Adams, or ‘the boys’, are credited for reminding us that art is also a social practice – about people and connectivity.