W HOTEL, BRISBANE

Reko Rennie

Untitled (2018)

Mashing splashes of camouflage design with his bright ‘pop’ aesthetic, this new site-specific commission within W Hotel's foyer continues Rennie’s Visible Invisible series in which the art of disguise is inverted. Rennie is an indigenous artist of the Kamilaroi people whose practice intentionally draws on the symbology of his Aboriginal identity to explore the extremes of cultural visibility.  

JOHN NICHOLSON

Total  Expansion, 2017

Working consistently with binding polymers and pigmented Perspex, Nicholson creates sculptures and two-dimensional wall installations in his signature psychadelic palette. Step through the looking glass and into the solour spectrum – see yourself transformed by Nicholson’s kaleidoscopic portal.

MEL o'CALLAGHAN

En Masse (red rock) (2018)

O'Callaghan pushes literal and metaphorical boundaries. Created by pouring acrylic paint onto glass, contrasting colours meet. Drying as they are now, the separation between the paints was held only by surface tension, until the threshold broke and they bled beautifully into one another.

Locust Jones

Another Week in the Life of the World (2018)

Lucas Grogan

Texts From Me To You (2018)

With tongue firmly in cheek, larrikin artist Lucas Grogan has scrawled an assortment of irreverent BrisVegas phrases onto the very walls on the hotel… But why read this when the work can speak for itself?

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  GLENN BARKLEY    raininghardandholdingonwithallmymight,  2018

GLENN BARKLEY

raininghardandholdingonwithallmymight, 2018

Glenn Barkley's ceramic work fuse together a mixture of the artist's interests in English and European porcelain, folk art traditions, and gardening. Like the backyard of any Australian home, full of native and introduced species of plants and shrubbery, Glenn creates intricately detailed ceramic gardens out of clay using botanic motifs. His introduction of quippy text and short sound bites speak specifically to a personal Australian vernacular.