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Make Believe Exhibition at Off the Kerb Gallery

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Featuring the incredible artworks of Alfred Liu
Make Believe is a new exhibition showing at Off the Kerb Gallery featuring the incredible art of Alfred Liu. Merging his childhood homes with fantasy realms, Liu captivates with his playful imagination and the use of colour to invite the viewer into his make believe worlds.

Alfred Liu Make Believe Off the Kerb Gallery
You're invited in to Alfred Liu's make believe worlds. This work is titled Swarm

Alfred Liu was born in Australia but was raised by his grandmother in China until he was six years old. On his return to Australia, he found himself in a country where he didn't understand the language or the culture. As a result, he found refuge in the screen, playing video games, as it was a world that he could make sense of. He also started to draw from an early age and it is a love that has stayed with him throughout his life.

Alfred Liu Make Believe Off the Kerb Gallery
Blood Orb

Taking inspiration from nature and fantasy, Australian and Far Eastern cultures and the ordinary scenes of everyday life, his artwork is a unique and interesting mix of all of these seemingly disparate elements. Working with paper, pencil, watercolours and gouache, the artist draws you in with his distinctive colour palette and whimsical subject matter.

Alfred Liu Make Believe Off the Kerb Gallery
Coin Rider

There will be sixteen works included in the Make Believe Exhibition which is based on the artist's memories from childhood. Alfred describes his childhood as "a bit like being in three different worlds - China, Australia and the world of my imagination. In my works, those worlds are merged together, what I love about Australia, the romanticism of the Far East, and the escapism of fantasy and science fiction."

The Make Believe Exhibition will commence at Off the Kerb Gallery on 6th September and will run until 20th September 2018. It will be shown in the Back Gallery.

Opening night is on Friday 7th September from 6pm - 9pm.

While you are there, you can also check out three other exhibitions:

BOTTLED ZOO by Barek in the Front Gallery
DRAW THAT OUT by Julio Brenes in the Side Gallery
GOOD TIMES by Coco Meacham in the Upstairs Gallery

You can see more artwork by Alfred Liu on his website or on Instagram.

Off the Kerb Gallery
is located at 66B Johnston Street Collingwood. The Gallery is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 12.30pm - 6pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon - 5pm.

* All images supplied by Off the Kerb Gallery

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Why? Discover the artwork of Alfred Liu
When: See website for opening hours
Phone: 03 9077 0174
Where: Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
Cost: Free entry
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