The Museum & Art Gallery of NT Presents Fresh: Connecting New & Old Art



Marcus Shutenko was appointed Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in 2015. Previously he was the inaugural CEO of the Chinese Museum in Melbourne. Marcus has worked at all three levels of government in the cultural sector, including the Department of Communications, IT and the Arts, Arts Victoria and the Victorian Multicultural Commission. Prior to joining the Chinese Museum he was the Manager of Programming Resources at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Marcus Yarns with Gman on Big Brekkie. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory presents Fresh: Connecting new & old art. This exhibition brings together new and historical acquisitions from MAGNT’s Aboriginal, Australian and South East Asian art collections.



“MAGNT houses an extensive art collection, and we are looking forward to making this accessible to the local community and beyond. The curators have delved into the Collections’ extensive breadth of works to spotlight some of the unique pieces in this upcoming exhibition,” said MAGNT Director Marcus Schutenko. Fresh: Connecting new & old art reveals culturally diverse stories, presenting audiences with a sample of MAGNT’s art collections, featuring works created as early as 1939. “The exhibition gives audiences to experience the rare opportunity to engage with some of MAGNT’s artistic treasures, including significant Northern Territory artists’ works never before hung alongside each other,” said Mr Schutenko.



The curators’ interpretation of new and old works in this exhibition exposes intriguing themes. It investigates internal and external landscapes, connections and differences, and the notion of place. Through this upcoming display of recent and historical works, Fresh: Connecting new & old art celebrates the continued development of the Northern Territory’s art collection. Marcus received a Public Service Australia Day Award for his work on the development of the National Museum of Australia. He was a co-founder and former Chair of The Dog Theatre, and was the General Manager of The Store Room. He completed a Masters in Public Policy and Management at The University of Melbourne. He studied Production at the Victorian College of the Arts, and has a Bachelor of Planning and Design (Building) from the University of Melbourne.


• This exhibition gives audiences to experience the rare opportunity to engage with some of MAGNT’s artistic treasures, including significant Northern Territory artists’ works never before hung alongside each other. The media release is available here. • “MAGNT houses an extensive art collection, and we are looking forward to making this accessible to the local community and beyond. The curators have delved into the Collections’ extensive breadth of works to spotlight some of the unique pieces in this upcoming exhibition,” said MAGNT Director Marcus Schutenko • Fresh: Connecting new & old art reveals culturally diverse stories, presenting audiences with a sample of MAGNT’s art collections, featuring works created as early as 1939. • Showing until 27 June 2021.