Land of Milk and Honey by Honey Long & Prue Stent

© Honey Long & Prue Stent
© Honey Long & Prue Stent

Land of Milk and Honey depicts an imagined space below the surface of contemporary fantasy, where material ecologies, consumption, destruction, desire, and human and non-human bodies entangle.

Honey Long & Prue Stent construct surreal scenes, where the body is employed as both raw material and apparition, becoming a conduit for subconscious feelings and interpretation. Fetishistic materials—netting, glow-mesh, and latex—as well as more commonplace objects merge with the organic creating a rich network of symbolic association.

Working at sites that have been drastically altered in some way by human activity from salt lakes and pink clay cliffs to the vibrant soils around copper mines and opal shafts–there is a sensuous materialism in these landscapes that is both deeply unsettling and breathtaking.

Alongside their images, blown glass forms slump and ooze against frames, plinths, corners and walls, translating ideas into tangible 3D elements that can be felt within the gallery space.

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April

In 'Old ways, new ways', works from three collections sit together to consider the ways that First Nations photography makes links between times gone by and the present, placing traditions within contemporary practice.

Iranian-born Australian artist Hoda Afshar returned to her homeland to make the work on the islands off the southern coast of Iran.

Images from the 57th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year, run by the Natural History Museum in London, are now on display in an exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.

May

The Monash Gallery of Art's exhibition, 'Being a voice', celebrates LGBTQIA+ young people aged between 15 and 25 who live, study, play, or work in the City of Monash.

The winner of TOPshots 2021–22 will receive the inaugural Rosie Hughes Memorial Prize, sponsored by The Waverley Camera Club, in memory of their late member Rosie Hughes. The announcement will be made on 28 May.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) has again joined forces with their artists to create a unique auction where they will share equally in the sale proceeds of their work. Tickets for the event on 31 May can be purchased until 24 May.