Cover image of the review
Rosslynd Piggott, Ten Rimbauds Holding One Rimbaud, 1986, Port Phillip City Collection, Naarm/Melbourne, purchased through St Kilda Festival Acquisitive Exhibition, City of St Kilda, 1986.

Thin Skin

9 Sep 2023
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) 20 Jul - 23 Sep 2023

What can we make of Thin Skin? Guest-curated by Jennifer Higgie, an Australian-English writer, editor, and painter, the group exhibition consists of paintings—mostly figurative—and aims to “explore the liminal space between figuration and abstraction.” To my mind, what Higgie describes as a “joyfully ambiguous” rationale diverges from the political didacticism that has often characterised the exhibition programme of the Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in recent years.

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