April 03

THOROUGHLY MODERN

Janet and Mushra

Janet and Bushra

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.

Josh, Grant and Kon

Josh, Grant and Kon

Janet and Friends

Janet and Friends

Kate and Felicity

Kate and Felicity with work by Stephanie Wilson

Danny and Janis

Danny and Janis

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Danny and Janis

Alex and Riley

Alex and Riley

Millan and Sara

Millan and Sara

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Nice dude appears in the social pages for the second time only with work by Grant Hill

gli Italiani

gli Italiani

Tom - Golem

Tom – Golem

Alex and Marie

Alex and Marie with work by Alex lewis

Shags and Dave

Shags and Dave 1

Shags and Dave 2

Shags and Dave 2

Will, Michael and Kate

Will, Michael and Kate

and sabrina

Christina and Sabrina

Dave and

Dreamy Dave and Christina

Jed and Jake

Jed and Jake with work by Matthew de Moiser

Marie Chris and Millan

Marie Chris and Millan

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Marie and Chris

Alex

Alex