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Just Act Normal


 Anna Kingston & Bill Buckley /  Untitled  / 2016 / Photographic print

"The sexual content (in art) is partly just to remind the art critic people that they've systematically excluded sexuality from the history art for centuries ... The point is that sexuality is central to human nature." David Walsh, 2016

Just Act Normal brings together some of Melbourne's finest underground artists in installation, painting, drawing, photography and performance art. Across all mediums the artists examine concepts of sexuality and kink, responding to what it means to be deviant in a conservative world, sexual in a time when female nipples are still censored, and different when normal is the status quo. 

The exhibition looks at sexuality as a powerful creative tool of expression and communication. The artists explore fetishism and bring it into the everyday; away from the shiny, overt and over-produced imagery and advertisements that assume to tell us what turns us on.

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Opening NIght:                Thursday 1st December / 6 - 10

Exhibition:                        Thursday 1st - Tuesday 13th December / 2016

Special Gallery Hours:    Tues - Fri   11 - 6 / Sat - Sun   11 - 5

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Performing artists (opening night only):

Anna Kingston aka Ms Spit and director of Strange Beast Collective

Avalon, the duo behind Australia's mind-blowingly creative, technical and stunning shibari performances

 

Exhibiting artists:

Garth Knight, whose unique large scale rope installations entwining themes of nature, femininity, body and vulnerability have been exhibited internationally

Adam Scarfo in collaboration with Jane Untamed, Melbourne's leading lady of kink

Georgie Seccull, whose installations have recently appeared in the NGV, is the artist that bends metal to bring you closer to nature

Eliza Cameron is an Archibald finalist who can paint better than most of us can breathe

Ashton Roe, an installation artist that will make you think twice about the vibration setting on your phone and the fabric of your underwear

Tarek Dem brings his world renown graffiti skills to his HR Giger-esque illustrations and paintings, carving himself a unique style that achieves nothing less than drawing you into his futuristic world and imagination

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Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/360326894303430/

Image Credit : Anna Kingston & Bill Buckley / Untitled / 2016 / Photographic print

 

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