Feast Festival will be upon us this week, from October 21, as part of the incredibly busy October calendar that makes Mad March feel like a leisurely summer holiday. But like all good events, there will be a prelude; a pre-party with a bit of glitz and star power, if you will (not quite a Minogue, but Danni will arrive on Friday for us all to bask in her radiant glow).
Fabulous Creatures, an exhibition by Adelaide Pop-Artist Markus Hamence, is a collection of artworks that celebrates the gay community’s icons who have pushed boundaries and challenged perceptions. Held as part of the 2016 Adelaide Feast Festival, this exhibition holds true to Markus’s statement celebrity adoration.
Markus has been pushing revolutionary art work since 2013 and it’s nothing short of exuberant. This exhibition is no exception. Markus explores subject matter inline with a culture that gains inspiration from their much loved and worshipped idols. And besides, who doesn’t have an affinity with self-assured, independent 90s icon and all round babe, Cher?
“I like to present my art in a pop-culture format that incorporates images and words that have familiarity, provokes or connects at some level with the viewer, but first of all it has to be a subject that reflects a part of who I am or who I have been” Markus explains.
‘Fabulous Creatures’ will run from 21 October – 6 November 2016 at the Feast Festival Hub, 54 Hyde Street, Adelaide. For more information and for the full program visit the Feast Festival website.