Opening Event of Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH

Thu 22 Sep 2022

This is a past program.

Please note, this event will proceed as planned on Thursday 22 September, 6–8pm.

Join us for the Opening Event of Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH on Thursday 22 September, 6–8pm at ACCA.

ACCA is proud to present Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH, an extensive survey exhibition encompassing the full scope of the artist’s work, including appliquéd quilts and needlework, banners and pendants, collage and assemblage, and large-scale mixed media installation. The exhibition, which continues ACCA’s contemporary Australian solo series, is constructed maximally as a gesamtkunstwerk, presenting work over the past fifteen years, alongside a major new room-scaled sculptural installation developed especially for the exhibition.

Paul Yore is one of Australia’s most thought provoking and consequential multidisciplinary artists. Born in Naarm/Melbourne in 1987, he lives and works on Gunaikurnai Country in Gippsland, Victoria, and completed his studies in painting, archaeology and anthropology at Monash University in 2010. Yore’s work engages with the histories of religious art and ritual, queer identity, pop-culture and neo-liberal capitalism, recasting a vast array of found images, materials and texts into sexually and politically loaded tableaux and assemblages which celebrate hybrid and fluid identities, unstable and contradictory meanings, and the glowing horizon of queer worldmaking.

Exhibition continues until 20 November 2022. Read more about the exhibition here.

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Australia Council for the Arts

Lead Donors

Michael and Janet Buxton

Publication Donors

Terry Wu and Melinda Tee

Exhibition Donors

Marita & James Lillie Bruce Parncutt AO

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