Northerner: a retrospective
July 1, 2015 - July 26, 2015Combining humour, self reflection and outrage, Ben Holgate’s intricate drawings lure the viewer into an engaging narrative that is deeply rooted in place and experience. Cultural and local references abound in series of work based on notions such as ‘The War on Terror’, the contradictions of modern religiosity and how childhood experience continues to influence our sense of self throughout our lives. This retrospective includes ten years of Ben Holgate’s work since he moved to Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs from the North of England, via London, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Sydney.
Ben Holgate will be drawing in the gallery on Sunday 12, 19 and 26 July from 12noon to 3pm. Come along and see the artist at work.