A few installation shots from Be Home Before Dark at the Colour Factory from 6 -28 July 2012. They include Jan Murray, (Head, VCA School of Art) on the left and standing next to Jan during the opening address is Phil Virgo the owner of the Colour Factory.
Jan, had just returned from Documenta 13 in Kassel Germany and was struck by some of the analogies between the experience of visiting the home town of the Brothers Grimm the authors of the Grimm Fairy Tales and the nature of the work in Be Home Before Dark both troubling and forbidding. By some strange quirk of fate, Kassel is also close to where I was born. Childhood and Fairy Tales can have a dark side.
A big thanks to Jan and Phil and to all who came to the opening event on Thursday night 5 July and a special thanks to Linsey Gosper and Libby Makgill for their great assistance in hanging the show. It is a great morale booster to have such a show of support for my work from colleagues, students and friends.
I am also happy to announce I will be exhibiting some of these works at the Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane in September.