In the lead up to Australia Day/Invasion Day, we’re meditating on Australian identity, nationalism and colonialism in this exhibition at Beyond Skate. I’ll have two paintings, Ides and Cinis, in the exhibition, on colonial grief, guilt, horror and assimilated cultural identity. You can watch their progress via my instagram 📷.
Thus, here are some photos of the art work and the artist. If you like it, I’ll totally sell it to you, what, $300? Ha ha. Perhaps I can be talked down.
In addition, someone wrote a review of this? Why’d they do that? They were quite kind though.
As the music evolves into more cohesive ideas, within the soundscape, an element of a desolate landscape appears in Richard En’s painting. Capturing the essence of the music, the painting of a barren skull creates quite a specific visualisation of the music’s harshness.
Thank you Hayden, Caz, Tom, Jess, Kate, and everyone involved in this wonderful night.
Many thanks to Northbridge Piazza, Emiko Watanabe and Fresh Prints for having Xero back this year even though I put pictures of a dog vagina and a bong on the giant screen and read a poem about heroin to a crowd of families last year.
Emiko, you’re an angel. We’ve worked through Xero (and bongs and dog vaginas) to resist the kitschification and gentrification of art in this city where you work with it – and bless you, when you create something beautiful and kitsch and family friendly like Fresh Prints, you still invite us to take part. I really can’t say thanks enough. Sure, I think what we do – resistance – is important, but no one can function alone and this is not a war. Thank you so much for always inviting us along as a weirdo presence in your lovely events. Maybe if the other people in our lives growing up had embraced our weirdness as much as you do, we wouldn’t be half as hurt as we are today.
They even put our art in the cute little video!
And of course, thanks to Hayden Dalziel and Caz Bank for helping out with the stall, you know I couldn’t do it without you guys, and Clara Seigla and Ben Yaxley for keeping us laughing, and everyone who came down to see us and buy our stuff as always.