Pat Brassington Strangely Surreal Photo Art

Tasmanian artist Pat Brassington is one of Australia’s most highly esteemed contemporary artists working in photo-media.  Her practice, informed by surrealism examines the effect ambiguity has on interpretation.

Her images may at first seem innocent but mutate into complex psychoanalytical states of mind with narratives of sex, memory and identity.

Brassington’s work is held in many public collections including the Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria and she has recently exhibited in the touring ‘Theatre of the World’ exhibition at La Maison Rouge, Paris – a collaborative group exhibition between the Museum of Old and New Art and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Her exhibition ‘Á Rebours’ is currently showing at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as part of DARK MOFO from May 30 – September 14, 2014. This is the first gathering of her work from 30 years of practice and explores her aesthetic language developed from surrealism and then reinterpreted through photography.  Her work is truly inspiring and definitely worth a look for anyone interested in contemporary art!

For more details visit:http://darkmofo.net.au/program/pat-brassington-a-rebours/

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My name is Amanda Luxmoore. I am a non-conservative, pug-loving Melbournian. Public servant by day and masters journalism student by night, I have a passion for writing, photography, culture, tattoos, and art of course. Born and bred in Melbourne I have also lived and worked in Canberra and Tasmania (in politics) but don't tell anyone!


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