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Benjamin West | Manhandling Nature

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Benjamin West | Manhandling Nature

 

For Benjamin West, collage is about making a statement. Like the Dadaists who pioneered collage as a medium to socially and politically provoke, Benjamin uses his practice to raise questions about the human impact on the environment. Juxtaposing fragments from botanical reference books with images of machinery, motorways and factories, Benjamin brings into plain sight the ugliness of urban expansion, land conversion and loss of habitat.

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Misunderstood Monsters | A new body of work by Stewart Swan

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Misunderstood Monsters | A new body of work by Stewart Swan

Like falling down a rabbit hole, Stewart Swan takes us on a journey that burrows deep into a mysterious world full of obscure histories, mythology and age-old phenomena. His chosen subjects, some of them from history, others from legend, tell stories of the intangible, capturing our imagination and arousing our curiosity.

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The Weird and Wonderful Art of Sarah Randles

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The Weird and Wonderful Art of Sarah Randles

Set against the landscape of today, Sarah Randles's visual language captures the stereotypes and social norms that still exist today. Choosing collage or photo-montage as her primary discipline, Sarah appropriates imagery from throughout history to make a spectacle of these arbitrary ideas, and by doing so, offers a new space for understanding and reimagining.

Eager to learn more about her weird and wonderful compositions, we invited Sarah to partake in a virtual interview. Here's how it went.

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