White As They Come – presented by Iakovos Amperidis

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96% Love
Sarah Contos, 2012
found Australian and Phillipino wood, ceramics, polymer clay, hydrocal plaster, hessian, canvas, fake nails, digital print on paper

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96% Love
Sarah Contos, 2012
found Australian and Phillipino wood, ceramics, polymer clay, hydrocal plaster, hessian, canvas, fake nails, digital print on paper

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96% Love
Sarah Contos, 2012
found Australian and Phillipino wood, ceramics, polymer clay, hydrocal plaster, hessian, canvas, fake nails, digital print on paper

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96% Love
Sarah Contos, 2012
found Australian and Phillipino wood, ceramics, polymer clay, hydrocal plaster, hessian, canvas, fake nails, digital print on paper

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96% Love
Sarah Contos, 2012
found Australian and Phillipino wood, ceramics, polymer clay, hydrocal plaster, hessian, canvas, fake nails, digital print on paper

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Get Lit
Daniel Boyd, 2012
video rework of original footage taken by Peter Kingston of Brett Whiteley painting rock art at the Drip Gorge, 1970

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Get Lit
Daniel Boyd, 2012
video rework of original footage taken by Peter Kingston of Brett Whiteley painting rock art at the Drip Gorge, 1970

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When I'm Not Fidgeting with Infinity, I'm Just Fidgeting
Ella Barclay, 2012
aluminium, foam, water, electronics, sound by Nick Wilsdon

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When I'm Not Fidgeting with Infinity, I'm Just Fidgeting
Ella Barclay, 2012
aluminium, foam, water, electronics, sound by Nick Wilsdon

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When I'm Not Fidgeting with Infinity, I'm Just Fidgeting
Ella Barclay, 2012
aluminium, foam, water, electronics, sound by Nick Wilsdon

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Does the Carpet Match the Drapes
Alex Kiers, 2012
wig, acrylic on board

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Does the Carpet Match the Drapes
Alex Kiers, 2012
wig, acrylic on board


A group show focused on a dead luminary of the Australian art world, one we are still haunted by. In White As They Come we hone in on the very dead Brett Whiteley. He is the subject of enquiry and more generally, a plaything for a much needed piss take.

All the artists in the show are in some way iconoclastic in temperament. Here they are invited to take a stab at the overblown mythology of Brett. Fortunately they have a colossal saga from which to draw inspiration from. The show aims to revisit the romanticised grandeur of this white male artist, providing a contemporary spin on his relevance, and on the façade of immortality his legacy is centred on.

White As They Come will also mark the gallery’s first birthday, opening as it did on April 7th 2011. In an uncanny twist, the gallery and Brett Whiteley share the same date of birth. We however chose to celebrate our birthday on Friday April 13th – Black Friday.

Curated by Iakovos Amperidis

DANIEL BOYD / SARAH CONTOS / ALEX KIERS / ELLA BARCLAY
WHITE AS THEY COME
13-29/4/12