7 – 17th December
‘TRUΣ ΒΛUΣ’ incorporates digital collage, commercial printing techniques and drawings in order to explore cultural identities, hybridity, received and perceived values; found within the context of multicultural Australia. Using humour and absurd juxtapositions, the work intends to give the viewer an insight into the attitudes and defence mechanisms adopted by many migrants and their children.
By weaving and fusing elements of Greek and Australian identities together, the work is able to connect and contextualise the imagery; to show that cultural identities are not fixed, but function in a relational way and are always changing.
Rolando Garay-Matziaris is a Greek-Chilean-Australian visual artist based in Melbourne, his work is informed by his cross-cultural identity and experiences. He completed a Masters of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2016, and has since been working within education, and exhibiting within Melbourne.
Thursday – Sunday 11 – 5pm
Enter via Ilhan Lane