Detective Special Prudence Murphy
In her new series, Detective Special, artist Prudence Murphy builds upon her photographic inquiry into domestic rituals and the gestural acts of playtime by considering the role of social conditioning.Photographically depicting fragments of guns and reflecting on their social significance and modes of operation, Detective Special conceptually shifts gears by moving away from Murphy's previous focus of playtime in the personal domestic realm to understanding its effects in society at large.By presenting arsenal in lieu of their complete forms, Murphy's most recent body of work favours a fragmented approach to the documentation of her subject that intricately outlines the slippery terrain it occupies as a societal norm.
Katthy Cavaliere (1972–2012) had a lifelong project of packing, storing and transporting the wreckage of her personal possessions and transforming it into art. Exorcising the past as a waking dream,...
Stieg Persson: History Painting
Considers the moral dimension of painting. The works tackle some of the ethical conundrums of our time by communicating certain attitudes to contemporary events. These works eschew postmodernist irony, or...
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Off the street and into the gallery. This exciting book looks at work from the past five years by some 35 contemporary artists from around Australia. Playful, edgy, clever, satirical...