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“Perhaps a common theme throughout is that brands change, people change and everything dies,” says Melbourne artist Darren Sylvester of the works in his solo exhibition at Neon Parc.
Timing is everything. Viewed in April Fiona Hall’s solo show, Gateless Gate, reads like a meditation on the senselessness of war: the perfect antidote to the beer-soaked, jingoistic, flag-waving frenzy that often seems to accompany the more sombre rituals of ANZAC day.
A sprawling exhibition sees 20 bronze sculptures by Rodin form the axis for a cross-historical dialogue on the body.
One is the meticulously planned crucible of Australia’s bureaucracy, the other an ocean-licked, sunburnt leisureplex.
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