Review: ‘Sistagirls’ by Bindi Cole at Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

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Exhibition dates: 8th – 31st July 2010

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Many thankx to Olivia Poloni and Nellie Castan Gallery for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. The permission is most appreciated. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image. All photographs © Bind Cole, courtesy of the artist and Nellie Castan Gallery.

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Bindi Cole
‘Bimbo’
2009

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Bindi Cole
‘Buffy’
2009

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The exhibition ‘Sistagirls’ by Bind Cole at Nellie Castan Gallery contains some beautiful photographs and others that are less successful. The successful portraits the ones that depict the Sistagirls in a more natural, less stylised way  – they are the more interesting photographs. The subjects seem to speak for themselves without restriction, to be not so beholden to the pose that photographer wishes them to assume and/or the pose they wish to impose on themselves.

For example, the photograph…

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Boomalli: Our A-Gender

The exhibition ‘Our A-Gender’ runs alongside Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras for 2015.
Curated by emerging artist Jasmine Sarin, the exhibition is ‘an opportunity for Aboriginal artists in the LBGTI community to creatively discuss the things that matter to us, from marriage equality to cultural identity.’
See you all there.

Artists: Peta-Joy Williams | Jessica Johnson | Jai Walker | Jasmine Sarin | Arone Meeks | Jeffrey Samuels | Jenny Fraser | Lisa Taylor | Luke Close | Ella Bancroft | Destiny Deacon | Clinton Nain | Willurei Kirkbright

http://www.boomalli.com.au/