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Feline Good. Howabout Body Shots? | Bruno Booth | 6 July - 1 September 2024

Published on Thursday, 29 February 2024 at 11:46:34 AM

Image credit: Bruno Booth, Trixie, 2021

Image credit: Bruno Booth, Body Shots at Goolagatup Heathcote, 2022. Photography by Daniel James Grant

6 July - 1 September 2024

OPENING NIGHT: 6pm - 8pm, 5 July 2024

VENUE: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery


Feline Good. Howabout Body Shots?
brings together two major works by Bruno Booth, offering insight
into the multidisciplinary practice of a significant Western Australian artist.

Body Shots is an audio visual installation presented on a custom-built sculptural frame. The screens
show candid views of the disabled body – juxtaposed with familiar landscapes and scenes. A foot that
looks like no other lies on a bed of green grass, a knobbly, scarred knee rests on a sandy beach gently
washed by the tide. These views link across screens, forming unusual, unapologetic bodies that float
in space. Each of the videos is nine minutes long, referencing the percentage of artists in Australia
who identify as disabled, compared to the 20% of the full Australian population.

This work, originally presented as a discrete exhibition at Goolugatup Heathcote in Melville, is paired
for tour with a series of day-glo coloured, tracksuit-wearing sculptural cats commissioned for the
Art Gallery of Western Australia’s 2021 survey of Western Australian artistic practice, The View From
Here. These bright and irreverent animal ambassadors are placed in unusual and surprising locations
throughout an exhibition space, aiming to gently re-orient the viewer’s physical and psychological
relationship to the gallery.

An ART ON THE touring exhibition.

This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the
Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions
and delivered by ART ON THE MOVE.

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