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Luke Roberts - A selection from the historic photographic performance series 'Alice Jitterbug: Transformer, 1977’

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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 to Thursday, 21 December 2017
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

This exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of Luke Roberts’ historic 1977 photoshoot depicting his alter ego ‘Alice Jitterbug.’ Created the year before gay rights protests became Mardi Gras, and before cross dressing was accepted more widely within art and the general public, Roberts was very ahead of his time, citing Lou Reed’s album, Transformer, as not only a key influencer for him, but also for Western culture. At this time, Roberts believes there were no other artists in Australia making artwork which challenged the portrayal of gender in such a direct way.

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Luke Robert’s career as an artist has spanned over four decades. Since graduating from Queensland College of Art, Brisbane in 1974, Roberts has developed a world of elaborate mythology and multiple personas, most notably Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice. Since 1979 the extraterrestrial Alice has made appearances across the globe including performances at PS1 MoMA, New York; DIA Centre for the Arts, New York; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; The British School at Rome: Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane; Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

 

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2 - 4 Carlton St, Prahran, VIC, 3181

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