Melbourne visual arts in September

Posted on September 3, 2013

It is great to come back to Melbourne and see what Philip Brophy is doing. He is one of those artists whose work I will always try to catch as it is unremittingly, unapologetically original. This exhibition of vagina dentata and other terrifying myths at the Ian Potter Museum was no exception.

I also really enjoyed my friend Lyndal Walker’s photography exhibition at Rae and Bennet’s gallery. Titled Modern Romance, this show features stills printed on silk and has a wit and cheeky theatricality that are entirely irresistible.

Ian Strange’s photos and video work at NGV’s Studio provide a provocation to the suburban life I am enjoying on my return to Australia.

Shaun Tan’s incredible book The Lost Thing is beautifully deconstructed at ACMI. One to return to with the kids.;ID=dp5pp4wehh411

At RMIT gallery I was moved and quite upset by The Door in the Dark, works from the Dax collection. Some of the pencil drawings of isolation and loneliness are really powerful and remain with me still.




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