The Long Kiss Goodbye explores how artists transform familiar materials and symbols into complex meditations on love, loss, attraction and repulsion: the ashes of visual diaries become ceremonial jewellery, fragments and studio scraps become an epic patchwork of memories, and simple actions become poignant rituals.
This evocative exhibition features a group of artists from around the nation, each with a unique connection to Western Australia.
Curated by Gemma Weston, Perth Festival Visual Arts Program Associate. Presented in association with Perth Festival.
8 February - 9 May 2020
Image: Sarah Contos, Sarah Contos Presents: The Long Kiss Goodbye (installation view), 2016, screen-print on linen, canvas and lamé, digital printed fabrics and various found fabrics, PVC, poly-fil, glass, ceramic and plastic beads, thread, artists' gloves, 330 x 610 x 25 cm, Gift of Janet & Diana Ramsay Foundation for the Ramsay Art Prize 2017, Art Gallery of South Australia, . Photograph courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.