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Mel Deerson and Briony Galligan,*Theatre curtain for heaven and hell*, 2018, velvet, polyester curtain. Photo: Jacqui Shelton.

Octopus 19: Ventriloquy
  • Audrey Schmidt

8 Jun 2019
Gertrude Contemporary 3 May - 20 Jul 2019

The 19th edition of Gertrude Contemporary’s Octopus series, curated by Joel Stern, centres on the generative theme of ventriloquy. The comic, the sinister, the vaudevillian, the carnivalesque, the macabre, the puppet master, the pathological, the perverse all strike me as the most immediate connotations.

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