2007
DAMP
Black & Silver
Tim Fleming
Jess Johnson & Jordan Marani
Conor O'Brien
Dell Stewart & Adam Cruickshank
Amber Wallis & Lizzie Hall
Dylan Martorell
Jake Walker & Mark Rodda
Nathan Gray
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Alter Egotism
Do You Remember What It Was?

2008
Elvis Richardson
Belle Bassin & Alasdair McLuckie
Al-Ah-Manful
Brendan Huntley
Kate Smith
Marcus Keating
Flux Capacitor
Tristan Jalleh & Saskia Pandji Sakti
Susan Jacobs
Habitat
The Changes
Grow Wild

2009
Dan Moynihan
Thomas Jeppe
Amber Wallis
Christopher Day
Akira Akira
Leah Fraser
Ry Haskings
Victory Over the Sun
Amiel Courtin-Wilson
Ash Keating
Brendan Huntley
William MacKinnon
The Edge of the Line
Helen Johnson
Charlie Sofo

MEGGS
ALTER EGOTISM

SAT 23 NOVEMBER UNTIL SAT 2 DECEMBER 2007

Alter Egotism is a collection of works inspired by the confused conscience, juvenile indulgences and self-destructive behaviour. The works combine expressive textures and colours with character art and pop-references to explore the fundamental duality of self and Meggs' particular fascination with the darker side of human nature.

According to Meggs: "In particular my work celebrates the role of villains in pop-culture and takes a tongue-in-cheek perspective of normally taboo acts of indulgence, anger and desire. I have always been intrigued by the villain whose personalities, characteristics and costume were much more interesting and elaborate than their seemingly more moral counterparts."

Power, violence, lust, sex, humour, masculinity and death are dominant themes throughout Meggs' Paintings that challenge nostalgic ideals of heroics and villainy in portraits and collages that reference Meggs' childhood influences of cartoons, comics and graffiti art. 'The works attempt to challenge any simplistic notion of 'good' vs. 'evil' and express a personal struggle with my own, and others, moral judgments and social behaviours.'




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