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Hi, I need to reference an exhibition that includes 100 of artist, below is the reference I thought of:

Love Lace, Powerhouse Museum, 2011 - 2013

Is there anything I need to add? (curators' names maybe)

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Hi Gaelle,

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D Litting, 6 years ago

Hi Gaelle,

Sorry for the delay in answering this one - and thanks for your question. I don't think we have an existing convention for an exhibition, though we do have something similar in an artwork in a gallery, which can be found on this link - https://www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing/harvard-uts-referencing-guide/other-sources

The basics of that convention are - Artist Year, Title, Type of Work, Museum or Gallery, City. Example:

Now you have hundreds of artists as you say - so managing that is tricky. Normally you have to list all the authors no matter how many but in this case I think it is best to omit the author field and use the Title first in the reference, which is like a 'no author' convention. So:

The Title would be Love Lace. 
the year would be the 2011-2013 (i've asked about this and having a year range in this field is acceptable).
The Type of Work would be exhibition
the Museum would be Powerhouse Museum
The City would be Sydney.

Then, if you wanted to refer to an individual's artwork within the exhibition you could do that in your writing and then reference the exhibition in the text and in your reference list.

Hope this helps!



Hi David,

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11587235 Gaelle, 6 years ago

Hi David,

Thank you for your reply. That's exactly what I needed to know because I am refering to the exhibition and not to a particular work within the exhibition.

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