Hard Feelings - The Honeymoon Suite's Swansong
The Honeymoon Suite opened in August 2016 on the first floor of a long-vacant building at the tip of Sydney Road in Brunswick. Charlotte Cornish hadn't been wed to a Brunswick location for her new gallery, but was immediately drawn to the space's exposed roof, faux-timber panelling and what she described as an "uncanny charm" – it looked "part old accountant's office and part log cabin from the 1970s.”
The not-for-profit gallery will close in June, with its final exhibition, Hard Feelings, now on show. It features work by seven emerging and established Australian and New Zealand artists with an interest in intimate revelations, daydreams and hard truths. Their work weaves autobiography with fiction through installation, drawing, painting and the moving image.
Anastasia Klose’s drawings are visual confessions of her innermost thoughts; Kaylene Whiskey's paintings deploy the artist's favourite female pop icons in distinctly Australian landscapes; Rea Burton rejects the objectification and commodification of women’s bodies in deliberately garish paintings; Jenny Watson's consciously naive works fuse autobiography and fiction in playful but sometimes unnerving canvases.
The honeymoon is over, but you've still got time to say goodbye, and see some very good art in the process.
Opening hours are Fridays from 12pm to 5pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm, or by appointment.