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Under My Skin: Contemporaray Australian Photography from the Corrigan Collection

BY Rockhampton Art Gallery | 01-Nov-2013
Under my skin presents a collection of photographs by contemporary Australian artists that challenge a long-held perception in Australian culture that suburbs, and congested urban living, represent mediocrity and consequently a bland life devoid of spontaneity. Instead, many artists recognise the suburb as a complex site: a tangled web of homes and hospitals; service stations and fast food restaurants. It is a playground for popular culture, but equally a place to explore sub-cultures.
Venue: Rockhampton Art Gallery
Address: 62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton Qld 4700
Date: Continues until 24 November
Time: 10am-4pm daily
Web: www.rockhamptonartgallery.com.au
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Petrina Hicks (b 1972)
Shenae and Jade 2005
light jet print
119.0 x 111.0 cm
image courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery
Under my skin presents a collection of photographs by contemporary Australian artists that challenge a long-held perception in Australian culture that suburbs, and congested urban living, represent mediocrity and consequently a bland life devoid of spontaneity. Instead, many artists recognise the suburb as a complex site: a tangled web of homes and hospitals; service stations and fast food restaurants. It is a playground for popular culture, but equally a place to explore sub-cultures. Other artists show that inherited suburban anxieties persist. Memories and dreams are pervaded with threats – real or imagined – about what goes on behind closed doors. The domestic sphere is also a space for the weird or the aggressive; the melancholic and the beautiful. Under my skin is drawn from the collection of Pat Corrigan AM, a generous supporter of contemporary Australian art, and artists include: Bill Henson, Rosemary Laing, Tracey Moffatt, Shaun Gladwell, Selina Ou, Deborah Paauwe, Darren Siwes, Matthew Sleeth, Mark Kimber, and Petrina Hicks.