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'Fever’Dreams' explores the fertile and shifting borderlands between abstraction and figuration. In the work of ten contemporary artists, figuration swells and ebbs away. Figuration surfaces here and there like alligators from the hot dark of the swamp.

Colour is lurid and mutable. It is the catalyst for the combustion of figurative imagery out of abstraction. Colour is also the vehicle by which that imagery becomes alien and elusive.

Nothing is stable in 'Fever’Dreams'. The works offer a fertile playground of shifting visions. In these visions, uncertainty and ambiguity are positive, even optimistic properties.

This exhibition includes work by Ingmar Apinis, Naomi Bishop, Mitchel Brannan, Harley Ives, Luke King, Elyss McCleary, Ted Mckinlay, Valentina Palonen, Bundit Puangthong, and Paul Yore. This exhibition is curated by Mitchel Brannan.

Accessibility information

This exhibition includes moving images, sound and instances of nudity.

Due to the varied sensory experience on display, this exhibition may be a difficult environment for visitors with sensory sensitivities.


Counihan Gallery
Phone: 03 9389 8622

Further information

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This exhibition is in the Middle and Rear Gallery.