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Simon Kerr: eddie ramshackle and the blackboard series
August 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - August 31, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
“eddie ramshackle is a raw and basic representation of myself (Simon Kerr). I have found that, in general, it is more acceptable to people to be confronted with the views of a fictional character rather than those of an actual person.
I am comfortable with eddie but I hope that he has room for development and growth. This blackboard series reaches out to those who view it and asks them to be a part of that growth. But eddie has strong views that seem black and white and I recognise the challenge of showing distortions of his views. eddie is my mirror.”
Paintings by Simon Kerr.
Simon Kerr, one-time member of the infamous Hole-in-the-Wall gang, prison escapee and activist has turned his remarkable talents to painting, creating a body of work which is both narrative and allegorical, the story of his life and redemption and a commentary on the place of human beings in the world. These works are often autobiographical in nature, exploring Kerr’s controversial history and his Devonport upbringing.
Opening Saturday 13 August, 2pm to 3.30pm.
Saturday 13 August to Wednesday 31 August.
Artist talk: Sunday 14 August, 2pm.