FEATURING ROSIE DEACON & EMMA PRICE.
All your expectations of the silly season are about to be upended, or should we say Down Undered? Rosie Deacon hits our STREETSPACE fresh off the back her trailblazing performances at Sydney Contemporary and Casula Powerhouse, showing off a pair of giant technicolour kissing koalas in a vivid re-imagining of Australiana-ness. Get ready to pucker up underneath the mistlegum.
Out back in THE SALON, the neon fallout continues with the Bearded Tit’s own Emma Price with her collection of green screen remixed collages that extend the body and remap space towards a braver new (school) world. A recent commission by Campbelltown Arts Centre, these clippings of abstracted nostalgia and analysis, composite images of time and place create a salon of working models and pictorial instructions for infinite possibilities and elemental combinations. Her images of fierce cinematic sirens with electrified hair setting off a zillion collaborative circuits architectonic collisions and will give your more buzz than you bargained for.
If you are up for sweating it out this summer in a big trench coat, you could ferret away a one-of-a-kind Deacon cuppa koala from our CURIOSITY CABINET, or sneak off with your very own Emma Price sci-fi synergetic sculpture. The perfect festive five-finger discount, or purchase: the choice is yours. And if that doesn’t put enough kook in your Christmas, Rosie Deacon turns on the saccharin and turns up the lights with her Candy Shop performance on our TAXIDERMY T.V.
But in the end, how much can one koala bear?
Image credit: Rosie Deacon, Camo Chrissy Kissing Koala, 2015.