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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Kerry Spokes – Reverie in Mixed Media

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Kerry Spokes

EXHIBITION OPENING
Tuesday 3rd September
100 Barkly St, St Kilda, 5-7pm

Storehouse St Kilda


Join us for drinks to meet the artist at our St Kilda store.

This is an exhibition of mixed media works by Gippsland based artist Kerry Spokes. An influencial voice and tireless campaigner for artists and makers in regional areas. Kerry has led by example, continuously creating engaging, relevant, contemporary and thoughtful works of her own, showcasing her broad and considerable talents. Her focus has recently returned to the exciting works shown in this exhibition.

The innocence of a child is the backdrop for Kerry Spokes to explore the modern world of politics, war, gender identity and other complex themes. Using images of children at play or ‘lost in reverie’ portrays these ideas in an honesty, clarity and innocence as they are not by the media, politicians and the
grown-up world.

Employing printmaking, drawing and watercolour as her medium with this suite of work, the reoccurring images of androgynous children suspended in spontaneous poses, complete immersion of their imaginary worlds are a staple of Spokes’ creative vision throughout her artistic career.

Mick Pachollihttp://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.