Lions and tigers andů Lady Gaga? Animals, celebrities and more are the subjects of AFTM Goes Pop, a new art exhibition by Art From the Margins.
Sue Yule, 'Where's the spoon: my Ekka Sunday', 2017, acrylic on canvas
AFTM Goes POP is a collection of pop artworks by Brisbane artists, hosted at the AFTM Gallery and Studios in Fortitude Valley. Launched during Social Inclusion Week 2019 in November, the exhibit aims to present a diverse selection of artists and works, with paintings, photography, sculpture, digital media and more in the line-up. The exhibition is free to view and open from Monday to Saturday, from 10am until 4pm.
Pop art is considered the most significant movement during the twentieth-century postmodern art era. Founded in the 1950s, pop art was a response to the current attitudes surrounding what wasn't and wasn't considered 'high art'. Pop art took its inspiration from pop culture and consumerism, celebrating everyday objects and people. Andy Warhol and his Campbell soup can paintings and celebrity collages are the most well-known examples of pop art.
Art From the Margins is a social enterprise that was founded to support homeless artists. The Art from the Margins exhibition was held during the 2008 Brisbane Festival, and the program is now supported by Wesley Mission. As well as exhibitions, they also run workshops, seminars and other events. For more information, visit their website.
AFTM Goes Pop will run until Friday, 17 January 2020.