Presenting the work of a diverse group of artists who use the body to celebrate joy, humor, flamboyance and the outrageous. From decoration, embellishment and exaggeration to examinations of identity and beauty and its various interpretations, Pleasure explores how artists and designers have used the body as a personal, provocative and at times political canvas from the flamboyant 1980s to contemporary times.

Artists include Rose Agnew, Robyn Beeche, Penny Byrne, Frances Cannon, Nick Chilvers, Kate Clark, Ray Cooke, Wim Delvoye, Dita Gambiro, Gerwyn Davies, Kate Durham with Moira Finucane, Rhett D’Costa, William Eicholtz, Leah Emery, Tarryn Gill, Judith Glover, Gun Shy, Mella Jaarsma, Kate Just, Lillian Grace Lee, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Louise Meuwissen, , John Pastoriza-Pinol, Robert Pearce Collection, Mithu Sen, Laksmi Shitaresmi, Cop Shiva, Vipoo Srivilasa, Peter Tully, TextaQueen, Wayan Upadana, VERMIN with Jenny Bannister, Xylouris White, Paul Yore, Ah Xian and Preston Zly.

Public Programs: Thursday 28 November 6pm–8pm Pleasure Party (opening night); Friday 29 November, 12.30pm–1.20pm Body Pleasures, Group artist talk; Thursday 5 December, 5pm–7pm Writing and Concept series, performance artist Queenie Bon Bon; Wednesday 11 December, 12.30pm–1.30pm Curators’ talk, Julian Goddard, Helen Rayment and Evelyn Tsitas.

29 Nov - 7 Mar

RMIT Gallery

Storey Hall 344 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000