Beautiful Banal Group Show
The “Beautiful Banal” group show
explores themes of domesticity, space, time
and narratives of the everyday. Those mundane moments often conjure nostalgic imagery and memories of the past. Off the Kerb presents
a compilation of works by 13 Melbourne artists working in a variety of media and subject matter.
Jason Parker / Jennifer Allnutt /Jo Lane
Kat Phillimore / Kim Hyunji
Kirrily Anderson / Liz Gridley
Mike Eleven / Nicole Evans / Ohnoes
Seth Searle / Trudi Harley / Ying Huang
by Andrea Sinclair
With inspiration drawn from anonymous
vintage home movies, Sinclair breathes life into forgotten or discarded footage by resurrecting moments captured within them. Emotional separateness adds to the mystery of these
enigmatic, dream-like images. This allows us
to bring our own stories to these works by connecting to a past that essentially does not belong to us. The use of vintage imagery provides a portal from this contemporary life allowing us to drift off into a distant internal place while the world around us keeps moving.
Of The Sea
A series of works exploring the ocean environment and the creatures, both friendly and feared
which inhabit it. Part real, part fiction.
Urban Wonder Years
by Brad Pugsly
I have been interested in painting portraits
of some of my favorite artists in miniature form
on matchstick cards for the past couple of years. They include a mix of past music legends and today’s idols. I combine both vintage and handmade matchstick cards treating them
as though they are each unique
collectable trading cards.