La Belle Epoque: Casinos and Cigars - Art Collector

Gria Shead, Regardez-Vous, 2016. Oil on polyester canvas, 122 x 92cm. Courtesy: the artist and Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

In this diverse body of work, haunting interior views of the Monte Carlo Casino hang alongside paintings based on vintage cigar box designs and Shead’s ongoing iterations on the subject of Kate Kelly – bushranger Ned’s remarkable yet often overlooked younger sister. All combine to create a rich visual exploration of the French belle époque, while the artist delves into personal and broader cultural links between France and Australia.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 10 November 2016
Exhibition closes: 25 November 2016
Location: Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Level 1 King Street, Sydney, NSW
Contact: 02 9262 6660

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