Two related exhibitions by Tasmanian-based artist Lauren Black, which together examines the world of anatomical specimens and ways of viewing the body.
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Not every country town or city thought to build a permanent local gallery, or if they had, many didn’t survive to the present day. To travel around to experience Australia’s wealth of regional galleries is to be presented with the architecture of make-do.
Showing at PS Art Space, the exhibition is the second instalment of the duo’s three-part Migratory Projects, which, as the name suggests, broadly deals with the aesthetic representation and experience of migration.
No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016 offers PNG’s “cultural expression, giving us insight into the history of contact, and the ongoing strength of kastom (customary law, religion and government).”
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.
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