In Character | Verge is turning 10!
Opening 8 August, 6-9 pm
Curated by Peter Johnson and Tesha Malott
Atong Atem (VIC), Ali Gumillya Baker (SA), Paola Balla (VIC), Heath Franco (NSW), EO Gill (NSW), Nick Hallett and Shana Moulton (USA), Liam O’Brien (VIC), Phebe Schmidt (VIC) and WITCH BITCH (NZ)
Continuing until 21 September
Atong Atem is represented by Mars Gallery, Liam O’Brien is represented by Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney|Singapore and Shana Moulton is represented by Galerie Gregor Staiger.
Opening night live performances
Curated by Tulleah Pearce
Tiyan Baker (NSW), Brian Fuata (NSW), Evelyn Kwok (NSW), Claudia Nicholson (NSW), and Emele Ugavule (NSW).
8 August, 6-9pm
Saturday 10 August 1-3pm
Image credit: Liam O’Brien, Empty Avenues (Best of Season 1), ultra high definition single channel video 16:9, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney|Singapore.
Curated by Peter Johnson and Verge Director Tesha Malott, In Character brings together Australian and international artists who use character and personae as a way to critically explore identity and social relations.
Grounded in performance and portraiture, the exhibition poses questions around authenticity, sovereignty, personal histories, gender and cultural identity. By taking on or creating a variety of alternative identities, artists are able to explore heightened versions of themselves and the world around them—revealing truths about power, selfhood and the forces that bind us together.
EO Gill, Catmeat, digital image, 2018. Image courtesy the artist.