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Where's Wallaby? by Asher McShane
|Where's Wallaby?||Opening Fri Jul 28, 6–9pm||Lamington Drive|
|by Asher McShane||Exhibition continues||52 Budd St|
|-||Sat Jul 29 – Sat Sep 2||Collingwood 3066|
Lamington Drive is pleased to present Where’s Wallaby? by Asher McShaneOn a drive with his Dad up the mountain roads of Lamington National Park, Asher kept his eyes to the side of the road. “I’m playing Where’s Wallaby?” Asher told his Dad on their way to O’Reilly’s Lookout. This game was a continuous search for any wildlife – like a real life Where’s Wally? Asher’s Dad would inadvertently play this game at work. Whenever he’d spot a good bird or marsupial he’d snap a photo and send it to Asher.In his debut solo show, Asher presents his search for a wallaby – sometimes literally and often, metaphorically. Through a series of gouache-painted canvases, we begin the search for this lost wallaby. Amongst prints and animated loops, the journey takes us through a surrealistic Australian landscape – meeting many friendly faces along the way.Inspired by long road trips across the country and trips to the zoo; the search continued in the home studio. Instead of looking to the distance, the search was made by looking within, up, and down. Resulting in a whirlpool of colour that blends both modern and mythological influences. From local trees to distant memories – the magic of marsupials and music. Where’s Wallaby? presents a question and a curiosity; the continuous nature of searching and discovering.Asher McShane is a multi-disciplinary artist working between painting, illustration, animation, music, writing, and design. Born in Bundjalung / Gold Coast; Asher now works, lives, and learns in Naarm / Melbourne. His range of practices feed into one another – often combining and influencing each other. Songs and stories based on paintings, animations based on songs, and illustrations based on writing. His work has been seen on Adult Swim, Stan, and ABC..@ashermcshaneOpening night:
Fri Jul 28, 6–9pm
Sat Jul 29 – Sat Sep 2, 2023
Gallery hours and locationWed to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Sat Midday to 5pm.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood 3066Lamington Drive recognises the continuing connection of Collingwood to its traditional owners. We remain ever inspired by the historical and contemporary artwork produced by First Nations artists, as a tool for the transformation of cultural knowledge. We honour Elders, past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Read the full Jacky Winter Statement of Commitment to Australia’s First Nations here.The gallery's accessibility information can be found here.For media enquiries, please contact Gallery Manager, Shena Jamieson firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61(0)3.8060.9745To receive show catalogues or to get irregular email updates on openings and other events, sign up to our newsletter below:
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