As part of Art Month Sydney and Mardi Gras, this coming March, The M2 Gallery in Surry Hills will host a week-long festival of events such as inspiring artists talks, evenings of thrilling performance art and a group exhibition quite unlike anything Sydney has seen before.
The group exhibition "Gentlemen Of A Certain Reputation" examines identity, reputation, sexuality and gender while also challenging what those subjects now mean in contemporary Australia. Award winning artist Guy James Whitworth presents current works selected from his favourite queer artists from all around Australia, an event which he describes as ‘less of a passing on of the torch, but more of a sharing of the talking stick’.
“I am drawn to artists who explore and redefine masculinity in a world where the Weinstein’s and Trump’s are the opposite of acceptable role models. It’s a courageous artist who openly examines what it means to be male and imperfect in our current media climate, but this exhibition is meant to offer alternative role models driven by creativity and compassion as a response to recent events. The exploration of identity and the redefining of self is what pulls this work together.”
Visual and multi-media artists such as Dan Gladden, Michael Willard, Andrew Batt-Rowden and Dim Fim head a stellar line up in this innovative, not to be missed, exhibition.
The M2 Gallery, 4/450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, Sydney New South Wales 2010 will host a week-long festival of events from the 28th of February to the 6th of March for more information head to the Facebook event page ‘Gentlemen Of A Certain Reputation’.