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nell : let there be robe @ gertrude contemporary

Nell’s much travelled ‘Let There Be Robe’ installation comes to Fitzroy. As part of it, she has covered the walls of Gertrude Contemporary with crucifixes. These are made from drumsticks and paintbrushes collected from artists, musicians and fans. The centrepiece is a Zen Buddhist style robe of AC DC t-shirts, displayed on a Converse All-Stars wearing mannequin. The pose references Bon Scott in ‘Let There Be Rock’. And yes, the expected rice offering has been replaced by a large pile of custom printed guitar picks. An interesting statement about fandom, ritual and the power of music. Part shrine, part rock n roll temple. I’m only sad that there was no AC DC playing in the gallery…Find ‘Let There Be Robe’ at Gretrude Contemporary until April 17. Read more about Nell here.

nell : let there be robe @ gertrude contemporary

nell : let there be robe @ gertrude contemporary front view

nell : let there be robe @ gertrude contemporary front detail

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About Vetti

I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

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