From Downtown Adelaide Akira Akira, Roy Ananda, Bianca Barling, Andrew Best, Matthew Bradley, Sarah Crowest, Bridget Currie, Louise Flaherty, Chris Flanagan, Louise Haselton, Shaw Hendry, Paul Hoban, Marcin Kobylecki, Peter McKay, Anne Weckert, Viv Miller, Michelle Nikou, Julia Robinson, Mark Siebert, Paul Sloan
'Things Will be Great' showcases the work of 20 artists that have been involved with Downtown Art Space since its inception.
Over the four years that it has been operating, Downtown has become the Adelaide ARI fostering the interests of emerging artists from a curatorial and artistic standpoint.
This eclectic grouping of artists provides an insight into the current activities of the Adelaide scene.
Image above: Louise Haselton
Werewolves Liam Benson
MOP Projects will host Werewolves, the debut solo exhibition by Sydney based photomedia and performance artist Liam Benson. At the opening on Thursday 2 November, Benson will present a new performance work devised especially for this exhibition.
In Werewolves, Liam Benson playfully merges the rampant satire of Michael Jackson with the iconic tale of Little Red Riding Hood to create a provocative photographic series. Displayed as a picture book, the visual narrative identifies with victims of abuse by drawing on the hype surrounding Michael Jackson's sex crime allegations. Benson’s work responds to the sensationalised media coverage and consequent legal injustices specific to such crimes. Benson's evocative work incorporates childhood storytelling and dress-ups as a means of understanding the way abuse can manifest itself during a victim’s maturity.
Image above: Liam Benson
Louise Haselton, Mark Siebert, Andrew Best, Kobylecki, Paul Hoban, Viv Miller