With finals fever sweeping the nation, it’s time to crank up the footy vibes. Join us for a bevvy and celebrate the opening of Playing the Man by Graham Miller, an exhibition that’s all about AFL, identity, and some good old nostalgia.
Graham’s journey as a Hong Kong-born, half-Chinese newcomer to Perth in 1977 unfolds in this playful and humorous show. This exhibition not only captures the spirit of finals season but also delves into the complexities of identity and nostalgia. As an outsider in a footy-crazed land, Miller’s experiences come to life in a collection of artworks inspired by ’70s footy cards and the larger-than-life legends of the game.
These tough-as-nails legends of the game, their larrikin moustaches, and fearless on-field personas, spring to life as we reflect on the game and what it means to us as a nation.
Plus, avid Hawthorn fan and TV legend Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann will be joining us to open the exhibition. What more could you ever want.
GRAHAM MILLER > Playing the Man
Thursday 14 September, 6PM to 8PM
at Linden Projects Space
Meet the Artist
Sunday 17 September, 2PM to 3PM
at Linden Projects Space
DESIGN FRINGE 2023
DESIGN FRINGE 2023 > Speculation: Eight Billion Little Utopia
23 September > 26 November 2023
Prepare to be enthralled by each designer’s little utopia. The works are an envisioning of individual manifold futures, and a statement of our collective prospective potential. Untangle or tangle impending, unfolding, and collapsing ideas at our Keynote Talk, led by female leaders in design, urban planning, and science.
Join us on the opening evening to find out this year’s winning designs, and for your chance to have our inhouse fortune teller peer into the depths of your utopian (or perhaps, dystopian) future. Are you ready to discover what fate holds for you?
Friday 22 September, 6PM to 8PM
at Linden New Art
Saturday 7 October, 1PM to 2:30PM
at Victorian Pride Centre
Serving as an extension of Johnathon World Peace Bush’s solo exhibition Everything that came before makes the present, the publication showcases newly written contributions by Johnathon World Peace Bush, Dr. Vincent Alessi, and Will Heathcote. Each piece intricately amplifies, unfolds, and enriches the reader’s engagement with the artist and his wider body of work. Furthermore, the publication includes comprehensive documentation of each artwork in the exhibition and of the exhibition’s installation. This visual collection creates a lasting space that continues the project’s discourse. Bush’s artistic creations urge us to talk, listen, and act. This book extends that invitation to embark on the same journey of dialogue and reflection.
UPCOMING PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
Over 6 weeks, you’ll delve into expanded documentary practices and learn to craft a conceptually-driven and technically-refined sequence of images in mock-up form, ready for publication.
By gifting to Linden, you are making a tangible difference on the lives of artists, visitors, and the broader artistic community. It will enable us to curate groundbreaking exhibitions, develop accessible and engaging public programs, and provide unwavering support to living artists. Together, we can ignite the creative spirit and shape the future of contemporary art in our community and beyond.
IMAGES > (left) Les Fong, original promotional image, 1981. (right) Graham Miller, “Choppy” Les Fong, 1981, archival digital print, 59 x 42cm, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist. > Moya Delany, Aurora, Lighting. Image courtesy of the designer. > gif photo: Liam James. > Kristian Häggblom, Taming Horses (Coober Pedy). Image courtesy of the artist.
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