On Men - Will French, Dale Harding, Paul Sloan & James Tylor
Opening - 12:00 AM - Wednesday, 4th of September
Artist Talk - 5:30 PM
Running - 4 Sep 2013 - 21 Sep 2013
Opening in September On Men, curated by Eleanor Scicchitano brings together four diverse investigations into contemporary masculinity and Australia's history of colonisation.
On Men features the works of Will French, Dale Harding, Paul Sloan and James Tylor. Working across a number of mediums including painting, textiles and photography,these artists investigate the way in which men in Australia see themselves, and the effect that a history of colonisation has on this view.
Paul Sloan forces his audience to confront memories of the Cronulla riots and to reflect on how the events of this day changed and shaped the way we see ourselves as Australians. By contrast Sydney artist Will French uses humour and self-reference in his practice, focusing on Australian currency as representation of ongoing colonialism.
From Queensland Dale Harding's delicate, quiet and unassuming cross stich works pack a punch. Despite their small size and muted palette they make strong statements about his experience of masculinity and colonisation as an Indigenous and homosexual Australian.
Local emerging artist James Tylor's photographic works explore both his Maori and Aboriginal heritage.Tylor casts himself in the role of Hohepa Te Umuroa, a Maori convict sent from New Zealand to Maria Island off the Tasmanian coast as punishment for attacking a European settlement.
FELTspace is proud to present this exhibition, featuring four dynamic artists from around Australia.