Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Deborah Kelly’s acclaimed exhibition No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) opened at the Gallery at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre on 10 March. Originally created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), it includes 20 life-sized photographic nude portraits of public participants.
The collaboration between artist, subjects and contributors was created over a few months and represents a cross section of Australia, telling an intimate story of each participant’s life. Deborah’s career has spanned three decades and includes a prolific body of
mixed-media artworks that are unexpected, humorous, provocative and profound.
Often politically motivated, her artworks explore ideas of power through discussions of racial, sexual and religious prejudices and histories.
No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) is expected to shock and delight audiences.
Until 6 May.
The Gallery, Brighton Town Hall, cnr Carpenter
& Wilson Streets, Brighton
Deborah Kelly & collaborators; Ramesh Mario Nitiyendran from No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) (detail), 2014, pigment ink print
on Hahnemühle papers bonded to aluminium, with collage from books and found materials, glue and UV protective varnishes, 200 x 109 cm.
Courtesy the artist. Portrait Photographer: Sebastian Kriete. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014).