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ROBERT HAGUE


Robert Hague, Surrender (after Pussy Riot) Hand coloured lithograph with 24ct gold leaf, 70 x 70 cm, 2019.

Robert Hague, Surrender (after Pussy Riot) Hand coloured lithograph with 24ct gold leaf, 70 x 70 cm, 2019.

PORCELAINE
ROBERT HAGUE

25 MAY - 29 JUNE 2019
Opening: 6pm Friday 31 May
Megalo Gallery

21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT
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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.

Robert Hague, Cook's Landing (after Macleod). 2015. Hand gilt, lithograph on cotton rag paper, 70 x 70cm, edition of 10.

Robert Hague, Cook's Landing (after Macleod). 2015. Hand gilt, lithograph on cotton rag paper, 70 x 70cm, edition of 10.

Robert Hague, The Golden Fleece (after Namatjira). 2015.Lithograph on cotton rag paper, 70 x 70 cm, edition of 10

Robert Hague, The Golden Fleece (after Namatjira). 2015.Lithograph on cotton rag paper, 70 x 70 cm, edition of 10

Earlier Event: April 13
CICADA PRESS
Later Event: July 6
MEGALO RESIDENCIES: A SURVEY