Unfortunately I missed the opening of Emma Hack’s ‘Florence Broadhurst Archive and New Works’. Thankfully however, it is still currently showing at the Linton and Kay Galleries in the city. I had the chance to have a quick look at these extraordinary works today, during my lunch break.
You’re probably already familiar with Hack’s work without even realising it. Hack was the creative mind behind the body illustration in Gotye’s iconic “Somebody That I used To Know” clip, in which both Gotye and Kimbra are blended into a wall’s background.
Blending backgrounds is just the beginning for this series of works, which intentionally leads onlookers eyes astray. Fully painted models merge into iconic Australian designer, Florence Broadhurst’s wallpaper designs, as birds of prey solemnly stare back at viewers from their framed prints.
This is literally a “body of work” that if you’re in Perth, you don’t want to miss. Make sure you get down to Linton and Kay before it finishes on the 14th of May.
All images via Linton and Kay