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Under My Skin







Pat Brassington Neck 1998
From Default Blue | pigment print
Corrigan Collection
Image courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition
4 October – 24 November 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.

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.





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