MASKED from late November
In these times, the mask has become a symbol of survival and restraint, or rebellion. In Perth we have had only a few weeks where we have been required to wear masks but the crisis still looms for us … what’s coming next and are we ready?
We noticed some great art coming out of high school with the mask as subject. Young people are concerned about their education and social lives being disrupted. Others of us worry about friends and family in shutdown and not being able to travel to connect with them. We may be safe now behind this closed border but for how long?
We are all confused by restrictions across the country, by changing goalposts and variations to vaccine advice.
Our MASKED exhibition leaves confusion behind and “celebrates” what has become an icon. The exhibition includes work by our art and design lecturers and our students and graduates, as well as art made by high school students.