270 Toorak Road South Yarra VIC 3141
Hayden Fowler’s solo show, Future Distant History, had a distinct post-apocalyptic edge. The title was a clue (picturing the present as the past of a destroyed future is what post-apocalyptic stories do) and so was the pile of bones perched on a pretty white table.
Embodying a performance art born in Sydney’s queer club scene, Justin Shoulder’s latest solo show, Carrion, stakes out post-human, apocalyptic terrain, drawing our attention to the present age of excess and environmental misuse.
The Nolan slates are rapidly executed small paintings on irregularly-shaped broken tiles, salvaged from a building site close to Sidney Nolan’s Melbourne studio in the early 1940s. They have extraordinary power, especially for such small works.
The welcoming atmosphere of the room is enhanced by carefully chosen chamomile-lavender scented candles. I’ll sit in a chair while you can sit on the couch, and so we can begin our art therapy session.
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