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EXHIBITIONS / PAST

PIGEON AUCTION

18 May - 30 June 2013

When
18 May to 30 June

Time
10am to 5pm

Launch
17 May, 6pm for 6.30pm

Cost
FREE

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Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents

Pigeon Auction

Artists: Stuart Bailey, Matthew Bradley, Bindi Cole, Shoufay Derz, Tony Garifalakis, Raquel Ormella and Garry Trinh.

Pigeon Auction is an exhibition about suburban subcultures. The artists included approach a variety of subcultures, all in very different ways. While the exhibition explores what lies beneath the surface in our seemingly sleepy suburban streets, the ways in which the artists approach the subjects will give audiences something to wrestle with rather than merely a juicy exposé.

Garry Trinh reveals aspects of skate culture known only to devoted skaters of the Western Sydney region. Matthew Bradley almost becomes an undercover agent and adopts the skills and behaviours of the individuals that make up a group/club, studies the behaviour over six months and then brings evidence of this behaviour into the gallery. Stuart Bailey collaborates with extreme music - Metal: Black Metal, Grindcore and Thrash, Punk: Hardcore, Weirdo and Classic, Noise music and Avant Garde groups of the Liverpool region to stage performances and develop contemporary posters.

To RSVP to the launch email reception@casulapowerhouse.com
Performing opening night Totally Unicorn

Images:
1. Matthew Bradley, Chicken Observatory, from, Space Chickens Help Me Make Apple Pie, 2012, 165 x 210 x 125cm, found timber, nails, screws, glue, paint, straw. Photo by Tony Kearney, courtesy of the artist.
2. Bindi Cole, Tarri Wil, 2008, Pigment print on cotton rag paper, Edition of 5, 130 x 94 cm, courtesy the artist 
3. Stuart Bailey, Minor Threat, 2007, Wood, nails, bottle caps, rubber stoppers, acrylic, Dimensions variable, courtesy the artist
4. Tony Garifalakis, Loving, 2012, adhesive vinyl on paper shooting target, 60.5 x 94 cm (62.5 x 96 cm framed), courtesy the artist 

Teachers Preview
The Pigeon Auction Teachers Preview will be held Wednesday 22 May. For bookings to the preview contact our Education Officer on 9824 1121 or reception@casulapowerhouse.com

This exhibition contains mature content. Parental guidance is advised.