Michael and Andrew Buxton share a true passion for the art of development. Take a tour through a MAB project and you’re likely to discover inspired public art sculptures, leading architectural building design and subtle references to renowned artists and creators.
It’s this passion that has inspired Michael and Andrew Buxton of MAB Corporation and the Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Foundation to provide their support for the inaugural National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Triennial.
It was a special outing for the Buxton’s and their family members when invited to preview the NGV Triennial exhibition.
The exhibition reveals a celebration of contemporary art and design with over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, and what’s more, it’s a free exhibition.
The Buxton family were provided an awe inspiring private tour lead by NGV’s Director, Tony Ellwood. “The NGV Triennial will firmly assert Melbourne as an international destination for contemporary art and design”.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of the Buxton family and MAB to present the work of leading artists and designers from around the world, in this free exhibition for our audiences to enjoy over the summer”, said Mr Elwood.
Amidst the sensory delights, animations, spectacular design and interactive art exhibits was a very special introduction and meeting with Argentinian artist, Alexandra Kehayoglou.
Alexandra’s work uses hand-tufted wool rugs to provide focus on landscapes threatened by irreversible change.
“MAB is proud to support Alexandra’s art exhibition at the NGV Triennial, both Michael and I believe great art forms part of the fabric of our city”, said Andrew Buxton.
Alexandra’s art provides a delicate balance between artisanship and new technologies with traditional rug making techniques combined with the latest drone and photographic technology to complete detailed site analysis.
“The great responsibility and privilege of our work is the opportunity to contribute to shaping Melbourne”, said Michael Buxton.
To find out more visit https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/ngv-triennial/. With the exhibition open from 15 December 2017 to 15 April 2018, there is plenty of opportunity to discover Alexandra’s work and many more artists from around the world.