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Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish

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Funny, Clever and Fascinating Exhibition
Another excellent exhibition is now on at the Gold Coast Arts Centre - Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish. Try to catch it as soon as possible, as it is a must see.

I loved this so much - it's was very funny, smart and unusual and I really enjoyed each and every piece. It's not often that this happens at a gallery but when it does I usually find it happens when you come across it by chance, or it's an unplanned visit.

I had gone to the the surfing exhibition in gallery 1, but whilst their we decided to head down to gallery 2 and see what was on. What greeted us was bright, colourful and interesting - after seeing the first few pieces it made me excited to see what was around each corner.

I was unaware of Adam Rish, but he is certainly on my radar now. He is a Sydney-based artist who loves to cross cultures and combine styles and methods to create what he describes as "world art". It was great to hear him on he video talking about his work and the different techniques used - it's interesting to put a face and voice to an artist.


"Misanthropology" is the self-named method by which he works, combining traditional techniques with modern technological and domestic images. This exhibition covers an impressive four decades of work offering a variety of paintings, sculptures and imagery which are thoughtful, bizarre and impressive.

Expect to see pieces that reflect Indigenous culture and regional diversity from his work with other artists in places such as Australia, Indonesia, Tonga, Turkey and the USA.

A real visual treat - highly recommended.

The Gold Coast Arts Centre is located on Bundall Road, just by Chevron Island and 5 minutes from Surfers Paradise and 15 minutes from Broadbeach.

Where: Gallery 2, Gold Coast Arts Centre

When: January 30 - March 15, 2015

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Why? Funny and interesting modern art
When: Weekdays 10-5 and Weekends 11-5
Phone: (07) 5588 4000
Where: 135 Bundall Rd Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Cost: Free
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