Clowning around

Southern Cross University students Tom Fitzgerald, Alex Collerson and Vitor Dos Santos have put their creative heads together to produce the new exhibition Fatheads, Clowns and Hairy Bathtubs, which is now on show at the Goanna Bakery in Lismore.

While the works of each artist are distinct, the trio obviously share a similar sense of humour.

Their press blurb states they are three painters attempting to come to terms with the alienating absurdity of existence in a hyper-capitalist dystopia with irreverence and dark humour.

And their satire even extends to the venue.

Goanna Bakery is a great space for these paintings and the juxtaposition of grim social commentary and delicious pastries creates an ironic tension that is very satisfying, Tom said. The title refers to the content of the works. The diverse subject matter that inspired the paintings includes tyranny, medication, personal cleanliness and reincarnation.

Fatheads, Clowns and Hairy Bathtubs is on show until June 11.

Youll find Goanna Bakery at 171 Keen Street, Lismore.


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