Sydney-based artist Liam Benson presents his latest body of embroidery based works exploring notions of Australian identity.
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 4 October from 6-8pm.
I Have a Wealth Of Unconditional Love, and It’s Yours If You Want It features new embroidery work made through community workshops facilitated by artist Liam Benson between 2013 a 2017. The triptych of participatory embroideries will be shown alongside a series of Benson’s solo hand made works as a collection that celebrates and responds to correspondence and affinity within diverse communities.
Liam Benson is a performance artist who documents his work through embroidery, photography, video and new media. Benson’s work deconstructs the social perceptions of gender, race, culture, sexuality and identity by cross-referencing art, popular culture and media language. His work serves to celebrate the evolution of these social archetypes and explore the possibilities within the cross influence of socially entrenched identities and cultural and sub-cultural amalgamation.