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Zombie Eaters

Walls at different angles jut out of a room. On the wall features black and white stripes, colourful circles and a text that say NGAJUU NGAAY.
Zombie Eaters

Hamishi Farah,
Matthew, 2020,
Acrylic and permanent marker on linen,
Courtesy the artist and Maxwell Graham, Essex Street, New York & Arcadia Missa, London

Zombie Eaters is a sprawling exhibition of contemporary and late 20th Century Australian representational painting. Over 40 works have been drawn from the Murray Art Museum Albury collection, institutional and private collections and from artists’ studios. A select number of artists have been supported to present focussed presentations of work, integrated into the wider exhibition.

Featuring:
Fiona Lowry, Hamishi Farah, Juan Davila and Kate Smith

With works by:
Amanda Marburg, Anna Kristensen, Arthur Boyd, Daniel Boyd, Fred Cress, John Citizen, Gordon Hookey, Jackson Slattery, James Gleeson, Jelena Telecki, Josey Kidd-Crowe, John Young, Jude Rae, Julie Fragar, Karen Black, Kayleen Whiskey, Kieran Seymour, Margaret Olley, Marlene Gilson, Mitch Cairns, Natalya Hughes, Nicola Smith, Nigel Milsom, Patrick Hartigan, Pierre Mukeba, Stephen Bush, Tim Schultz, Vanessa Inkamala, Zoë M Robertson.

Painting dies over and over. So much so that the discussion of painting’s death is a tired topic. But we understand painting to be a Zombie - the undead who walks the earth in an endless quest for brains.

We have contended with and perhaps conquered Zombie formalism; hyper aestheticised material gestures.

So, rise the Zombie Eater. The all-powerful undead. That which has control over the mere walking dead among us. Feast. And celebrate with vitality, viscosity, and virtuosity.

- Michael Moran

Juan Davila

Untitled, 2011-12,
Image courtesy of Juan Davila and Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art Photography Mark Ashkanasy

Hamishi Farah

The Agony and the Ecstasy, 2020,
Acrylic on canvas in maple frame
Image courtesy of Hamishi Farah and Maxwell Graham Essex Street, New York & Arcadia Missa, London

Kate Smith

27 fucked paintings of the farm, stack, 2006
Oil on canvas, stack of 27 paintings
Image courtesy of Kate Smith and Sutton Gallery

James Gleeson

The Surfers (Bellerophon), c. 1960
Oil on board
Murray Art Museum Albury Collection, Bequest of Mr Justice J.F. Nagle AO, QC, 2010
Image courtesy of Murray Art Museum Albury

Fred Cress

Last Night, 1989
Murray Art Museum Albury Collection, Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Victoria Fernandez 2005.
Image courtesy of Murray Art Museum Albury

Arthur Boyd

Potter at Kiln, 1965
Murray Art Museum Albury Collection
Image by Jeremy Weihrauch

Margaret Olley

Eucharist Lilies, c. 1962
Murray Art Museum Albury Collection, on long term loan from Miss Drysdale
Image courtesy of Murray Art Museum Albury

Juan Davila

A man renounces love, 2010
Image courtesy of Juan Davila and Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art Photography Mark Ashkanasy

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