Photo media and the male figure which will be presented at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery from 6 October 2017. Curated by Richard Perram OAM, the Gallery’s director, it will be drawn from Australian and international collections.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery will be celebrating summer with Board, curated by Gallery staff member, Meryl Ryan, and opening in December 2017.
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The Unflinching Gaze: photo media and the male figure will be presented at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery from 6 October 2017. Curated by Richard Perram OAM and drawn from Australian and international collections The Unflinching Gaze investigates how the male figure has been depicted over the last 140 years by Australian and international artists using photographic and digital media. It includes historic and contemporary photography and film, known and unknown artists, art and fashion photography, mainstream, popular and homoerotic images. It includes images that are beautiful, grotesque, horrifying, banal, exotic and confounding. New works by Australian artists Owen Leong and Liam Benson will be commissioned for the exhibition.
Participating artists include Gilbert & George, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Robert Wilson, Herb Rits, Bill Henson, Jean Genet and Luke Roberts, to name only a few.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery will be celebrating summer with Board opening in December 2017. With an eye to fresh takes, relevance and multidisciplinary practice, and in line with the outdoors character of the summer season, this exhibition celebrates the board as a ubiquitous feature of Australian life and therefore fertile ground for the visual arts. From surfing to skateboarding, board-based subcultures are mined by the selected contemporary artists for their engaging imagery, dynamic ambiance and performance potential. Many of the artists, like Brett McMahon, Geraldine Bobsien and John Turier, are themselves practiced board-riders. The contemporary artworks will be supported by historical/archival material, workshops and storytelling with the community and with proposed involvement from famous local surfing legends such as Mark Richards, Layne Beachley or Craig Anderson.