Brendan Lee: The Great Divide - Art Collector

Brendan Lee, The Great Divide, 2014. HD video 3 channel, 54 minutes. Original score by Andrew McLaughlin. Courtesy: the artist and MARS Gallery, WIndsor

The Great Divide is a new 3 channel video by Brendan Lee looking at the competitive nature of Australian cultural iconography

The new video work titled
The Great Divide depicts two teams of blow-ins roughing it out in an AFL ball-up and NRL scrum mash-up whilst the off-field antics of the blokes are choreographed to the classic, pub-rock beat of alternative national anthems as heard through the engines of their Ford and Holden vehicles. Renowned sports commentator and rabble-rouser Phil Cleary narrates the on-field action through the naming of moves such as The Leap from The Man From Snowy River, The Chopper and The Wake in Fright derived from key scenes taken from cult Australian films.

Opens: Thursday 27 November 2014
Exhibition closes: 20 December 2014
Location: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Contact: 03 9521 7517
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