Percy Grainger: The Accidental Futurist

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Grainger Museum

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From the democratisation of art to the promotion of non-western musical traditions, Grainger's ideas made him an outsider in his age. But it didn't stop there: a vegetarian and extreme fitness junkie, designer of multi-coloured costumes and supporter of 'sexual outsiders', it's no wonder that it took so long for the rest of the world to begin to get a handle on the composer.

Let the University of Melbourne's Grainger Museum lead you on a journey through the life and works of one of music's most idiosyncratic geniuses, and compare your own time and place with his.

Curatorial Team: Brian Allison, Astrid Krautschneider, Clare Williamson

Percy Grainger: The Accidental Futurist was presented as part of the University of Melbourne's Cultural Collisions, presented in association with Melbourne Festival, from 7 to 23 October 2016. Due to the success of the festival and interest in the exhibition, it has been extended to 7 August 2017.