Pleasure presents the work of a diverse group of artists who use the body to celebrate joy, humour, flamboyance and the outrageous.

Art Exhibition previously on at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 29 November 2019 to Saturday 07 March 2020
Launch Thursday 28 November 2019, 6-8 pm

Gun Shy 'Circe de Merde AW18 Bomb image

Published by RMIT Gallery on Thursday 31 October 2019.
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Pleasure (29th November – 7th March 2020) presents the work of a diverse group of artists who use the body to celebrate joy, humour, flamboyance and the outrageous. From decoration, embellishment and exaggeration to examinations of identity and beauty and its various interpretations, Pleasure explores how artists and designers have used the body as a personal, provocative and at times political canvas from the flamboyant 1980’s to contemporary times. Be pleasured!

Rose Agnew, Robyn Beeche, Holly Block, Queenie Bon Bon, Gavin Brown, Penny Byrne, Frances Cannon, Nicholas Chilvers, Keith Clancy, Kate Clark, Ray Cook, Peter Ellis, Dita Gambiro, Gerwyn Davies, Kate Durham with Moira Finucane, Rhett D’Costa, William Eicholtz, Leah Emery, Tarryn Gill, Judith Glover, Gun Shy, Mella Jaarsma, Kate Just, Grace Lillian Lee, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, David McDiarmid, Louise Meuwissen, Misklectic, Mossy 333 & Misklectic, Ciara Murphy, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Robert Pearce, Laksmi Shitaresmi, Cop Shiva, Vipoo Srivilasa, TextaQueen, Christian Thompson, Peter Tully, Wayan Upadana, VERMIN with Jenny Bannister, Xylouris White, William Yang, Paul Yore, Ah Xian, Preston Zly.

Public Programs
Friday 29 November 12.30-1.20 pm Decorating the Body: Helen Rayment + Nicholas Chilvers, Kate Durham, William Eicholtz, Lia Tabrah (VERMIN) and Jenny Bannister
Thursday 5 December 6-7 pm Writing & Concept series + performance artist Queenie Bon Bon
Wednesday 11 December 12.30-1.30 pm Curators’ talk + Julian Goddard, Helen Rayment, Evelyn Tsitas
Friday 14 February 12.30-1.30 pm Valentine’s Day ‘Art Celebrates Love’: Julian Goddard + Rhett D’Costa, Gun Shy, Vipoo Srivilasa
Thursday 20 February 5.30-6.30 pm Pleasure Plus ‘Art or Porn?’: Evelyn Tsitas + Judith Glover, Kate Just, Gerwyn Davies

Free admission. Lift access.
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