Liam Benson and Owen Leong have both been invited to exhibit as part of Unflinching Gaze: photo media & the male figure at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery from 14 October – 3 December, 2017.
The Unflinching Gaze: photo media & the male figure is a major exhibition of over 200 photographs and video works by 62 artists (24 Australian and 38 international) and deals with how the male figure has been represented in photo media over the past 140 years.
The exhibition is curated by Richard Perram OAM, Director Of BRAG, an openly gay man, who brings his “queer” gaze to his selection of images of historic and contemporary photography and film. The exhibition is also an important opportunity to inform and educate the Bathurst community and affirm the local LGBTI community.
As part of this exhibition, both Liam Benson and Owen Leong have been commissioned to create new works which will be acquired for the permanent collection of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.