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

Art Blart

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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