Firstly, it should be noted that most social pages photographs are taken at the end of the evening when the audiences consists largely of hard core revellers. If the galleries look empty its because people have either gone home or gone outside into the courtyard. So actually there were lots of punters at the opening of Thoroughly Modern on Friday night and the core was hard. Having got that out of the way Thoroughly Modern is curated by David Broker and yes that’s moi – so I know a lot about it – and it brings together a new generation of artists after Howard Arkley, who with Modernist art, design and architecture as their tools, revisit and reinterpret the utopian dreams of post-war Australia. Its an exhibition with houses, offices, bricks, swimming pool and servo, but no people. Not one. The art works are by artists who are meticulous in technique and extremely imaginative in the way they represent the remnants of an Australia born in the 1960s. There is a movie mash up from archival footage that explains it all and you can view it right here at Living the Dream. Highly recommended, it’s a riot. Throughly Modern with Janet Angus, Alex Lewis, Matthew de Moiser, Grant Hill, Danny Wild and Stephanie Wilson at CCAS Gorman Art Centre until 7 May.