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July 27, 2017 | ‘FOCKS ‘ new Melbourne Central Art Loop Comission

Hannah Raisin, Flock, 2017
Hannah Raisin, Flock, 2017 is showing on Portal 3.

Glittering silver and blue spandex intersect the cabaret feathers and stiff white leather of a lone, cow-human-glam-god. The green palate of a nourishing wet season brushes over the wandering figure as red dirt clings to her feet. Vulnerable to their physical size, power and mass she runs toward them. The lumbering bulls, heavy, fat and bred to breed – they know her smell and they run.

Is the common fable ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ just another cautionary tale or a threat to the sensibility of trust? Maybe it is a solemn warning of instinctive nature, that our fangs and desires can always betray us. Much like the subject the wolf may be just another searching soul, cross-dressing in a bedazzled attempt to join the flock.

Art Loop is curated by Andy Dinan of MARS Gallery.
Featured Portal Artists: Christopher Adam Berogna, Hannah Raisin, Natasha Manners, Patrick Kelly, Simon Finn
Featured Video Screen Artists: Annie Edney, Arie Rain Glorie, Bonnie Lane, Catherine Ryan, Denby Smith, Devika Bilimoria, Fiona Shewan, Jacobus Capone, Katie Chancellor Wigg, Krystal Schultheiss, Marsha Berry, Melody Rose Greatorex, Peter & Molly, Steven Rhall, Tristan Jalleh, Youjia Lu

Check out all the great Melbourne Art Loop works now at Melbourne Central now – more info here