the exhibition opens at the Benalla Art Gallery this month


Creative: Aussie Aussie Aussie, by Adrienne Doig 2018. Photo by contribution

Benalla Art Gallery is proud to present Adrienne Doig: It’s all about me!, opening on the evening of Friday 11 February.

Through the prism of the self-portrait, Adrienne approaches everyday life with good humor and spirit.

The Wangaratta-raised artist, now based in the Blue Mountains, returns to North East Victoria with her landmark investigative exhibition, It’s All About Me!

It draws on the last three decades of the artist’s practice and fuses historical references and humor to respond to everyday life and reflect on the present.

Using a variety of media, including embroidery, appliqué, sculpture and video, Adrienne playfully explores the intimate aspects of her life, from having a cup of tea to doing mundane household chores.

Embedded in her practice are layered responses to universal themes that have social, environmental and political narratives.

By manipulating, reworking and combining images from multiple sources, Adrienne records her own experiences in a larger context.

From where, It’s all about me!

The exhibition presents the first performance video works until the most recent Me every day!, a paper doll installation.

Also included are elements of recent projects commissioned by the Art Gallery of NSW, for the Together in Art series and Archie More.

Pushing the boundaries of the self-portrait genre, Adrienne’s explorations through a range of textile mediums also highlight the evolution of her ideas through the use of different media.

The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalog including an essay by Steven Miller, Director of the Edmund and Joanna Capon Library and Research Archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales; an interview with the artist and curator of the exhibition, Emma Collerton; and responses to the works of a selection of Doig’s friends and colleagues.

Adrienne Doig: It’s all about me! is exhibited at the Benalla Art Gallery from February 11 to April 3. Free entry.


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