LIANG LUSCOMBE | TABLE TALK
13 August – 10 September 2016
Opening event | Saturday 13 August 4- 6pm
Exhibition hours | Friday & Saturday 12-6pm
Liang Luscombe’s exhibition derives its name from Table Talk, the weekly magazine published in Melbourne from the 1885 until 1939, which covered politics, arts and social gossip of the time. She presents a series of paintings that speak to the historical narrative that looms over the Heidelberg School artists of the 1890s and the nostalgic figure of the male painter in the landscape more generally. Collaging and contrasting newspaper cartoons, exhibition invitations and photographs of the Melbourne that these artists inhabited, Luscombe contemplates the lineage and myth-making surrounding painters such as Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin in relation to complex and problematic conceptions of the figure conducting en plein air painting. In this way, Luscombe questions the construction of cultural histories in Melbourne; and in Australian painting more broadly.
NEW EDITION OF FIVE WAYS
Boxcopy presents FIVE WAYS – a new publication project for 2016, edited by Brooke Ferguson. Each colour, A0 sized (80x120cm) edition features five artists and will be published as a PDF for you to download and print. The second edition is now available to print and features contributions from LOUISE BENNETT, ANITA HOLTSCLAW, JARROD VAN DER RYKEN, SALLY WILLIAMS, and TIM WOODWARD.