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"Red Eyes and Sticky Fingers: Collage and Photomedia"
2005-02-25 until 2005-04-03
Australian Center for Photography
Paddington, NS, AU

The exhibition spans the work 14 photomedia artists from across Australia. They work in a wide variety of media from 'scrap-book' assemblage, traditional collage and decoupage sculpture to digital montage, video animation and interactive computer programming. Together they explore the contemporary practices of photomedia collage, bringing together the red-eyed computer geeks with the sticky fingered artisans to journey through a world of intense imaginings and perverse beauty.

Featuring works by: Kataya Bayer & Ferenc Varga NSW, Peter Callas NSW, Ricky Cox NSW, Tina Gonsalves QLD, Garrett Hughes VIC, Garth Knight NSW, Peter Lyssiotis VIC, Rod McRae NSW, Peter Maloney ACT, Therese Ritchie, Chips Mackinolty NT, Lynne Sanderson SA, Irene Torres VIC

SATIRICAL, SUBVERSIVE, FANTASTICAL AND FETISHISTIC

- for generations the simple art of cut'n'paste has been harnessed to shock, amuse and amaze. Today 'cut' and 'paste' describe two software routines initiated by the simple click on the icons 'scissors' and 'clipboard'. But, while computer programs have made the seamless amalgamation of pictorial elements a virtual breeze, some prefer the physicality of blade and adhesive. Is there any real difference in the end result?


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