LOCAL artists will be exporting their postcode to Melbourne next month for an exhibition.
Craigie’s Trevor Bly has collaborated with Bevan Honey, Emma Jolley, Patrick Doherty (Alexander Heights), James Hattrick, Mike Davies (Hillarys) and Chris McBride (Craigie) for the Postcode Party exhibition.
Their work features the 6025 postcode, which covers Craigie, Hillarys, Kallaroo and Padbury, and will be displayed in Melbourne from November 14 to 30 before returning to Perth.
The works will be exhibited at the Free Range Gallery in Perth on December 13, 14, 20 and 21.
Bly said Postcode Party explored the contemporary Australian identity within the suburban landscape and brought together artists who had explored traditions, rituals and icons of suburban life in their art.
‘The importance of this collaborative process was to create work that would not exist through the solo practice of one artist,’ he said.
‘I wanted to challenge the artists while also challenging the work by exhibiting in two separate locations.
‘It’s vital to see the strength of the work, to see if ‘local’ still exists in this global village.
‘This exhibition represents a range of art practices that echo a diversity as broad as the suburbs themselves.
‘Each artist within this discourse resides from a different neighbourhood, a different social background and a different clique, but each individual recognises the significance of growing up left of the centre.’