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FEATURE STORY JULY/AUGUST EDITION 2022

 

TANIA FERRIER: Pop Porn at Fremantle Arts Centre

LYN DI CIERO

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IN THE JULY/AUGUST 2022 EDITION

In this edition we feature the work of Tania Ferrier in Pop Porn at Fremantle Arts Centre. Drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection as well as new works created during an FAC residency, Pop Porn is a fascinating delve into the artists practice over decades, and the questions it poses. The exhibition, set in the 1980s and 90s, investigates the representation of women in pornography during this time. It includes Ferrier’s internationally acclaimed Angry Underwear, created in the late 1980s, baring ferocious shark’s teeth, to recent collages of body parts cut from centrefolds in Playboy magazines of the same era. The exhibition is bound to elicit a range of wider conversations, with a panel of guest speakers planned for 22 September.

We spoke with Ilona McGuire, commended in the Schenberg Art Fellowship at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art’s Hatched National Graduate Show at the very beginning of her career. 

Laetitia Wilson reviews Sustaining the art of practice at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, urging visitors to spend time with the works, and then read the didactics closely to fully immerse in the exhibition. 

Diane Mossenson writes about Indigenous artist Irwin Tasman Lewis (1939-2020), the first Australian Aboriginal to attend university, commencing an art career late in life to immediate acclaim. An exhibition of his works is on show at Indigenart, The Mossenson Galleries until the end of July. 

Lastly, we spoke to Claire Beausein, winner of the $25,000 St John of Health Care Prize at the 2022 Mandorla Art Award, delving into the making and concept behind her winning work, Chalice.

Lyn Di Ciero, Editor 

NEXT EDITION SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022, DEADLINE 20 AUGUST 2022

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