We are proud to announce the upcoming Solo exhibition by Stacey Bennet, part of the Midsumma Festival.
Opening Night: 22 January 2016, 6.30 – 9.30
Exhibition dates: 22 January – 5 February 2016
A Visual Journey Of Sexuality And Desire
Life’s grand pilgrimage is seldom a straight road – even for members of the queer community. From careers to cohabiting, we’re taken on unexpected twists and turns. After an unforeseen encounter, Stacey Bennett’s concept of sexuality was rocked to the core. She embarked on a tumultuous journey, ultimately ending her where she started. Born Again explores concepts of identity, sexuality and what happens when a waterfall of pent-up desire, lust and feeling is denied. A moving artistic exhibition, all are invited to participate in a visual journey of love, heartache and passion presented at St Kilda’s gorgeous Pumpkin Lane Studio.
Lesbian-focused, viewers will be taken on a roller coaster journey of emotions – confronted with depictions of love, sex and fantasy. The artwork will touch, provoke and challenge the viewer to think about their own behaviour towards the people they love. Fuelled by the new twists and turns of her life, Stacey Bennett brings a show that’s not to be missed.
Opening night includes free wine and flowing conversation and the opportunity to purchase artwork will be available during the entire exhibition period.
About The Artist
Stacey is a Melbourne-based illustrator who loves lions, beaches and the smell of roasting coffee. She’s also got a flair for illustration and has worked on exciting projects based in Australia and around the world. With multiple awards under her belt, Stace has been recognised for her original, heart-felt designs – many of which explore lesbian themes. Her illustrated subjects often embody her trademark style, including feminine overtones, lustrous hair and typography.
Based in her quirky Melbourne office, Stace enjoys nothing more than contributing to social discussions and provoking thought through her artwork.