MAKE UP: painted faces in contemporary photography

The face-painted portrait has become a prominent feature of contemporary Australian photography.

Art Exhibition previously on at MGA - Monash Gallery of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 03 May 2013 to Sunday 30 June 2013

What Happens Will Happen image MAKE UP: painted faces in contemporary photography image

Published by Monash Gallery of Art on Thursday 21 March 2013.
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In photographs by Eric BRIDGEMAN, Bindi COLE, Ray COOK, Sandy EDWARDS, Siri HAYES, Owen LEONG, Darren SYLVESTER, Nat THOMAS & Concettina INSERRA, Christian THOMPSON and Justene WILLIAMS, people conceal and reveal themselves with face paint. In this survey of often very moving contemporary portraits, photography and identity are both cast as provisional and uncertain.


5.45PM doors and bar opens
6.30PM concert starts

$25 Friends of MGA
$29 non-members
$15 under 16s


Surrounded by the exhibition MAKE UP: PAINTED FACES IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, ‘rock and roll all nite’ to some of the greatest KISS hits.
Bringing their exciting and authentic show to MGA, KISSTROYER, Australia’s hottest KISS tribute, will be taking over the gallery for one night only!

To get you in the spirit, a facepainter will be in attendance from 5.45PM and we encourage you to come along with your best MAKE UP!

The concert has one interval and will conclude by 8.30PM. This is an all ages gig and chairs are provided for all guests. Please advise when booking if you have any access requests.