Featuring Angela Yu, Beth Dillon, Liz Ham and Betty Grumble
21 August - 13 October 2018
As spring greets us ever earlier, so too the rush of light, fragrance and feeling that accompanies our annual hit of hope and renewal. Our hearts break open, nostalgia and sentimentality rush out to greet the day, and the most florid displays of nature can get our hearts beating faster. Even Bearded Tits are susceptible, which is why we created LIAISON FAIRE to hold your hand on this heady ride.
In our STREETSPACE and LANEWAY, Angela Yu’s flower-covered women may not be the first photographic series to deploy the flower/vagina metaphor, but they carry a distinctly subversive dose of 4th wave feminism… plus we think they are just so bloody beautiful!! Inside, Beth Dillon returns to The Tit with baguette in hand, this time to present ‘Some Spaces Between Us’ on our TAXIDERMY T.V., a slow dance fantasy that plays with stereotypes of Parisian culture in the tourist imagination. And out back in THE SALON, photographer Liz Ham has collaborated with performance-breaker extraordinaire Betty Grumble on a series of florid large format set-pieces that pay homage to Robert Mapplethorpe’s most exquisite excesses.
May your cup runneth over.
The Bearded Tit acknowledges that this exhibition takes place on Aboriginal land which was never ceded. We would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.
Opening Night: Tuesday 21 August, 6-8pm
As always, cheap beers are brought to you by our friends at Philter Brewing.
Image: Beth Dillon, 'Some Spaces Between Us' (still), 2018. Courtesy the artist