Market Market

Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown’s latest exhibition was inspired by a trip to Cambodia in 2016. Initially lured by the temples of Angkor Wat, Brown took several days out to visit the sleepy town of Battambang in search of textiles and other crafts.

Art Exhibition previously on at fortyfivedownstairs in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Saturday 29 April 2017

Market Market  image

Published by Fortyfivedownstairs on Saturday 08 April 2017.
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Naturally heading to the local market place to see what wares were available, Brown became enthralled by sights and scents of the hot and wet market. Asian markets are always a place of wonderment and discovery, and this one in particular held a rhythm of pattern, colour and scent all of its own. Brown was compelled to capture and record what he was discovering. The artful way all of the myriad goods were displayed and the cheerful banter between the stallholders with each other as well as their customers, contributed to the exciting feel of the market.

Cambodia, like the rest of the developing world, is forever evolving. Refrigeration, supermarkets and convenience stores are altering the way we shop and live. Brown was revelling in the energy and community of the market that he sensed at this very time, knowing that it will eventually change.

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Melbourne 3000

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm


45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000