So, here's a bit of shameless self-promotion, coming at you from a rather fancy hotel in Bangkok!
Curated by Joe Pascoe, CEO and Artistic Director, Craft Victoria
Event Dates: Friday 6th August - Saturday 4th September
Venue: Craft Victoria, Galleries 1 and 2, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Opening: Thursday 5th August, 6pm
The exhibition features the work of Jennifer Bartholomew, Anika Cook, Anna Davern, Michael Doolan, Bern Emmerichs, Tim Fleming, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Greer Honeywill, Ben Pearce and David Ray.
The exhibition coincides with the annual Craft Cubed festival. The theme of the festival is 'childhood' and my response has been to look at the darker side of childhood fantasy. I initially played with this idea for e.g.etal's exhibition Figment and was inspired to further explore the more frightening aspects of the Australian landscape.
I have made four dioramas from old biscuit tins that require a physical engagement by the viewer to reveal the fantastical hybrid creatures that inhabit these alternative colonial dimensions.