February – May 2019, Atrium Gallery – Level 35
Artists have a long history of looking to popular culture for inspiration as they draw on attitudes, ideas, images and other phenomena presented in mainstream mass media. From Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Claus Oldenburg and Jean Dubuffet—popular culture themes, aesthetics and sensibilities inform what artists create and subsequently shape the way we reflect on our culture, mirroring our values and culture back to us.
PETITE POP! is a distilled group exhibition that provides a snapshot of the colourful and astute work of Arts Project Australia artists who celebrate popular culture in a myriad of ways. The collection highlights artists whose artwork embodies a pop aesthetic and uses aspects of popular culture to inform their work and playfully pay homage to their favourite artists and popular culture images presented through digital media.
Arts Project Australia is a leading studio and gallery supporting artists with an intellectual disability, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion in contemporary art practice. APA is based in Melbourne, Australia and they are known globally as an innovative centre for excellence. APA artists have been included in exhibitions all over the world and are represented in countless public and private collections.
Rag’n’Bone, Justin Bieber, Alyssia Cara and Shawn Mendes, 2016
gouache and greylead pencil on paper
5 February 2019 – 6 May 2019, Sofi's Lounge - Level 1 The collection of exquisite prints: etchings, digital, screen and relief prints by South Australian based artist Chris De Rosa is inspired by the hidden and magical world...
Exhibition Dates: March 19 - 29 April 2019 , Lobby - Level 1 Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is again delighted to support and work with Craft Victoria to showcase the work of emerging graduate craft practitioners and designers...