Opening 23 JAN 2015
Exhibition 23 JAN - 7 FEB 15
Somewhere Between Walking and Sleeping
Image: EDDIE BOTHA CREATIONS
Artist: CARAGH BROOKS, EDDIE BOTHA CREATIONS, LUCIA MOCNAY and MARCOMATIC
An exhibition of art and stuff
Ever wondered what world artists live in? Where their heads are at? Well, wonder no more!
‘Somewhere Between Walking and Sleeping’ allows you to wander through this truly unique parallel universe. Step into the unsure, unreal and at times uncomfortable. Let the art guide you through this strange land.
Caragh Brooks is an emerging visual artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her work uses irony, parody and autobiographical storytelling to demonstrate her judgmental nature and begrudging complicity in contemporary western culture. Her artwork addresses issues such as entitlement, impatience, self-involvement, judgment, “oversharing” and relationships with and dependence on technology.
EDDIE BOTHA CREATIONS
Eddie’s work deals with interactions, between humans, humans and nature, humans and technology and largely based on the urban environment. Serious issues are portrayed in a humoristic way, aiming to make people smile but yet ponder about issues such as terrorism, love, sexism, nature and religion.
Eddie’s work shows compartments of groups, and layers of society is visible. Often there is a minority group going against the majority.
Mocnay’s humanesque taxidermied animals are inspired by children’s fables and urban myths, historical eras and cultural legends.
During Mocnay’s childhood, in Slovakia, her parents would recite fairy tales of humanistic animals at bedtime. These creatures would then visit in her dreams, leaving her in states of wonder mixed with fear and ever present curiosity. They served as future inspiration.
Marcomatic, is an emerging creative talent originally from Gippsland. He is known for his intricately detailed ink illustrations, Animations and lego building...
Marcomatic has encompassed the theme of the exhibition within a series of illustrations from the view point of his younger self. These reconstructions of various human senses bridge the waking world and that of dreams, resulting in the artists own world-like visions.