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Opening Saturday 22 October, i heart rock (rock is the total work of art) presents the work of Arts Project Australia artists alongside well-known Australian artists to investigate the relationships between contemporary art and rock music through rock’s icons, fandom, nostalgia and artistic homage. Curated by Emma Busowsky Cox, Curator at Castlemaine Art Museum, i heart rock considers the links between visual art, rock music and audience experience via the images, tropes and emotional appeal of icons such as Elvis and KISS, who sit alongside the Kim Salmon’s Rock ‘n’ Roll visual diary and the audio-visual work of The Kingpins’ Men’s Club (2001) which, like many of the exhibition works, thinks through rock music’s widespread social and cultural implications.
Traversing a variety of forms including paintings, pastels, installations and sculpture, the exhibition features the work of Colleen Ahern, Peter Ben, Jon Campbell, Dionne Canzano, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Steve Cox, Patrick Francis, Minna Gilligan, Bronwyn Hack, Julian Martin, Nell, Cam Noble, Jodie Noble, Polixeni Papapetrou, Anthony Romagnano, Cathy Staughton, The Kingpins, The Sisters Hayes (with Dionne Canzano), Amani Tia, Kim Salmon and Jenny Watson.
This exhibition has been supported by the Limb Family Foundation.