Archive | August, 2018

So nice to be painting again!

17 Aug

Cash _Brown_Fascinator 18_2018_webThose familiar with my practice will already know it is rooted in appropriation, borrowing images and re-engineering them into critical yet playful comments. My current work muses upon contemporary Australian life as experienced by a middle-aged woman.

I am fortunate to have been selected to hold a solo exhibition at the Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) which launches on 21 September 2018 and runs until November 6 in Ballarat, Victoria. The line up of artists, events and exhibitions looks incredible and I hope you can make it to this important inaugural event.


My exhibition, Golden Years reflects on ageing, the transience of portraiture and memento mori (Latin translation ‘remember that you have to die’). By employing techniques and motifs from Old Master paintings by women, Brown pulls the past into the present, drawing upon symbolism to code new meanings and comment on the visibility of female artists during the Renaissance and how this is relevant to the current issues faced by women in the arts.


The featured image is Fascinator #18, Philip II as Grand Master of the Order of the Golden Fleece (after Sofonisba Anguissola and Rachel Ruysch). Oil on linen, 107 cm x 97 cm, it is one of a series of Fascinators (the name given for floral headwear worn by women) which will be shown in the Golden Years exhibition.

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