Thin Skin is an exhibition of paintings by Australian and international artists who explore the liminal space between figuration and abstraction. Guest curated by Australian, London-based writer, curator and former editor of frieze magazine, Jennifer Higgie, it will feature works by more than thirty artists.
As a term, ‘thin skin’ is joyfully ambiguous. Thin Skin refers not only to the delicate membrane that separates body, mind and environment, but to other borders: thresholds between reason and unreason, wisdom and foolishness, life and death, the conscious and unconscious, laughter and weeping. To have ‘thin skin’ is to be hypersensitive to the world around you. Paint is a thin skin on a surface.
Exhibited artists include Mamma Andersson, Michael Armitage, Paul Becker, Gordon Bennett, Karen Black, Mia Boe, Lisa Brice, Mitch Cairns, David Egan, Tracey Emin, Denzil Forrester, Peter Graham, Ellen Gronemeyer, Brent Harris, Tamara Henderson, Donna Huddleston, Dorota Jurczak, Tom Kreisler, Tala Madani, Helen Maudsley, Nick Modrzewski, Sidney Nolan, David Noonan, Jennifer Packer, Jem Perucchini, Rosslynd Piggott, Tom Polo, Gareth Sansom, Kieran Seymour, Vivienne Shark LeWitt, John Spiteri, Jelena Telecki, Michelle Ussher, Jenny Watson, Rose Wylie and Ms D. Yunupiŋu.
Opening Event: Thursday 20 July, 6 – 8pm.