August 23

ACTION STATIONS & ON MEN

Kate, Peter and Shannon

Kate, Peter and Pixie

A very rare photo of Peter Maloney above and what a cracker!  Looking gorgeous in hot mustard …. Its thanks to Kate and Shannon who wanted to create an explosion of colour and in this they were extremely successful. It was two openings for the price of one :  Action Stations curated by Alexander Boynes with Peter Maloney and Louise Paramor plus On Men curated by the fabulous Eleanor Scicchitano with equally fab Dale Harding, James Tylor, Paul Sloan and Will French. These shows attracted the most glamorous people from Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.  Okay, slight exaggeration, but photos are the irrefutable evidence. Ask Roland Barthes. It was nothing if not an opening that went off with a bang but hey, only one work destroyed so far – could have been worse. CCAS Gorman House is a blaze of colour with Pete’s massive paintings that sometimes use headlines or grabs thereof to comment and variously take the piss out of global media foibles. (This IS a fertile area) Its a fault line of colour in the MAINspace enhanced no end  by Louise’s cat walk of models represented by colourful plastic objects and paintings on the back of glass. Shiny, brilliant. On Men is ostensibly not quite so colourful, at least not in the literal or visual sense. It may not be an assault on the senses but look closely and colourful ideas will emerge … ideas that take some left of field views of masculinity in the first bit of the 21st Century. You could say post-feminist but only to use post in a sentence – not because it actually means anything …. The social secretary is seriously hung over. note: Sorry to everyone whose names are forgotten … it was one of those nights and we will not rest until we find them. A few social emergencies for Monday. Action Stations and On Men at CCAS Gorman House until 27 September

Dale and James

Dale Harding and James Tylor

Pete's sister and Louise

Pete’s sister and Louise Paramor

Will and Lill

Will French and Lill

Eleanor and Annika

Eleanor Scicchitano and Annika

Martyn and Rica

Martyn and Erica

James, Dale and Jason

James, Dale and Jason

Kate and Jason

Liz and Jason

Stacey and Kym

Stacey and Kym

Cat and dude

Cat and Ned

Dan, Dickie and Julia

Dan, Dickie and Julia

Carl and Kate

Carl and Kate

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Dioni and Jon

Anni and Alex look at work by Will French

Anni and Alex look at work by Will French

Anni and Scott

Anni and Scott

Sean

Sean and gorgeous friend

Marie and Millan

later …. Marie and Millan