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Astrotwitch
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Aaron Billings
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Polly Hollyoak
 

FRONT GALLERY

SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US
By Astrotwitch

“Something for the rest of us" is intended to be celebration and exploration of queer identities and aesthetics through brightly colored, stylized portraiture of queer people.  So much of the world is designed to accommodate heteronormative, cisnormative, and male perspectives that I just wanted to make a little space for everyone else. In this show, as in all of my work for the past 2 years, all of the paintings are of queer identified people (including a broad range of identities on the lgbt+ spectrum). This show also marks over one year of the “Queer the Streets” project, in which I have been installing images of queer identified people in public spaces throughout Melbourne. “                        

 

BACK GALLERY

ADORN TILL DAWN
By Aaron Billings

Adorn till Dawn is a series of intimate portraits of imaginary selves as well as some sentimental installation work. The figures are all naked, yet surrounded by sentimental items such as trophies, figurines and candles. The installation is also a reflection of the sentimentality and symbolic attachment to objects I hope my drawings are putting across. Many of the items were found on the ride of the road, or dark corners of ebay, and now they are in a gallery, isn't that nice for them.

 

 
UPSTAIRS GALLERY

COLOUR & CACOPHONY
By Polly Hollyoak

Straddling the boundaries between abstraction and representational forms, my work explores, colour, pattern and layering through the medium of painting. Borrowing freely from media imagery in our consumer culture it explores notions of consumption and desire by highlighting the volume and cacophony of imagery to which we are incessantly exposed. Through cropping, juxtaposition and layering images are transformed, and the distinction between what is real and what is representational dissolves away.

 

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