Flannelette – Belinda Howden
EXHIBITION DATES: 23 OCTOBER – 12 NOVEMBER 2010
OPENING: FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER 6pm
ARTIST TALKS: SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER 2pm
Belinda Howden Flannel Neck, 2010. Image courtesy the artist.
About the exhibition
Belinda Howden’s Flannelette series is a purposeful response to the work of young male artists Christian Thompson, Laith McGregor and Shaun Gladwell, all of whom use personal identity to investigate a collective Australian experience. Stemming from adoration, Howden performs a ‘cultural collapse’; a convergence of symbols specific to both their work and contemporary Australian culture at large. With a DIY attitude towards rituals and rites of passage, she adorns herself with emblems of nationhood. Simultaneously seduced and repulsed by such overarching concepts, her home-grown performances settle somewhere between romance and exorcism.
Belinda Howden Cpt. No Beard 2010
Belinda Howden Flannel Neck 2010
Belinda Howden Flannelette 2010 (Installation View)
LEVEL Installation View
This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.