Celeste Chandler will present a large installation of paintings made in direct response to two anonymous historical portraits from Bayside City Council’s Art and Heritage Collection. The exhibition poses questions about identity, empathy and portraiture and draws upon Chandler’s PhD research into how paintings of people create meaning, rewarding audience members in surprising ways. To be opened by our Mayor, Councillor Laurence Evans.
Celeste will host 2 art workshops during the exhibition:
Saturday 17 March, 2pm–4pm.
Wednesday 14 March
Opening times and contact details
Wednesday to Friday, 11am–5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm–5pm
Phone (03) 9261 7111 or email thegallery [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Celeste%20Chandler%3A%20be%20my%20eyes)
Image: Celeste Chandler, be my eyes 2018 (detail), 45 x 34cm, photographic print. Courtesy Nicholas Thompson Gallery.