Mat de Moiser, Adrienne Doig, Matthew Hopkins, Robin Hungerford, Sari Kivinen, Ms & Mr, Luke Roberts, Pope Alice
Pope Alice, Giza circa AD 1500, from Appearances series, ongoing.
Courtesy Luke Roberts, Pope Alice Xorporation and Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane.
Multiple Personality brings together artists whose work engages with ideas of persona and the multiple. Multiple Personality is an apt way of describing much contemporary art where reflections and fragmentations of the self are expressed through the construction of artist personas. The invention of art personas is no new concept – certainly the cult of personality drives the engineering of ‘art stars’. In an age where art and entertainment become as indistinguishable as the distinction between an artist and an artwork, the art persona persistently negotiates the performance of self in new and challenging ways.
“I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel”
(Hurt, original lyrics Trent Reznor)
The last resort… The actions experienced by my mind and body are desperate measures; an attempt to achieve a state of being someone my physical body cannot be. Short bouts of insanity take over and gender does not exist anymore. Influenced by Johnny Cash’s interpretation of the song Hurt, my video installation pushes my mind and my body as far as I possibly can: abjection and body mutilation, feeling pain and appreciating every single moment of it.
2/27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale
Dates: 20 September – 7 October 2007
Gallery Hours: Thu-Sat 1-6; Sun-Mon 1-5
2007 Allens Arthur Robinson Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award will be
closing for applications on 2nd October 2007.
This national youth art award is open to artists aged 18 – 28, working in mediums of drawing, painting and printmaking.
- Prizes and Awards include:
- Aquisitive Award $5,000
- Highly Commended $1,500
- Commended $800
To be judged by Mirabel Fitzgerald, Euan Macleod and Guy Warren, with winners announced on 12th October 2007. Brought to you by Lane Cove Council and Centrehouse Community Arts & Leisure Centre with exhibition of works on 13th – 19th October at the Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.
For more information and application forms go to Centrehouse.org or phone 02 9428 4898, email firstname.lastname@example.org
“I am captivated by the female form, and intrigued with the subtlety between the sensual and the sexual. By exploring traditional notions of the feminine. I seek to create works depicting beauty, grace and harmony. I am celebrating the sensitivity and beauty of the female figure and traditional female art forms, experiences and iconography.”
Opening night: Wednesday 26 September, 2007 6 – 8pm
Exhibition dates: September 26 – October 21, 2007
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 6pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm
Dickerson Gallery 2A Waltham St Richmond Victoria 3121