25 MAY - 29 JUNE 2019
Opening: 6pm Friday 31 May
21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT
To be opened by Roger Butler
Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia.
In Porcelaine Hague takes on a succession of iconic Australian artworks referencing colonial to modern imagery. Each is reconfigured, transported into a contemporary reading and rendered in exquisite detail using an old world stone lithographic process. These images of broken decorative porcelain plates, sometimes repaired using kintsugi (a gold highlighting of the trauma), depict cultural time-travellers (Ned Kelly shooting Captain Cook), modernist sculptures (Ron Roberson-Swann's Vault) and displaced gold miners (Down on his luck), each re-contextualised into an often biting critique on contemporary society.