October 17

WYSTERICAL

It’s October which means the wysteria is in full bloom and hence  the social pages are appropriately themed.  Travis took the opening pics for three brilliant new shows at ccas Friday night: the night of a thousand long openings. Chloe Bussenchutt had spent a large part of the week at the local deer farm searching for suitable antlers that would capture connections between things material and things fleeting. (no deer were harmed in the production of When the Fleeting Collide … well not by Chloe anyway) If claustrophobia is what you’re into then Deb Mansfield’s Hush Now, Louisianna is the show for you. No one does swamps like Deb and her photographic rugs with peacocks, alligators and broody moss covered cypresses closes right in. Literally breath taking if not stifling. And Pete Volich might be looking at historical elements of Sydney’s seedy past but its hard to get past the snot. Like Deb and Chloe, Pete is right up there on the heightened atmospherics and his Every animal I have killed in my whole entire life (2009) adds a personal touch to Dirty Fingerprints an exhibition steeped in a touch of old fashioned Freudian eros and a heavy dose of thanatos.  Sexy in a sad way. CCAS steps up to the plate again even if we do say so ourselves and we do ! Gorman House until 27 November.

Bronwyn and Pete Voich

Chloe Bussenchutt

Camilla Birkland and Deb Mansfield

total wysteria PERTH PEOPLE

love under the wysteria Jacqui and BF

spanish wysteria … Travis

Annika, Alexander and the ghost wysteria

David Broker, Bevan Honey, Nicole and a glamorous visitor

unexplained wysteria