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Ray Monde: Over the back fence

Ray Monde: Over the back fence

04 May - 30 June 2018

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Michael Reid at Murrurundi

Michael Reid Murrurundi presents Ray Monde: "Over the back fence.

"Suburbs are an alien landscape for me. Having grown up on a cattle farm, lived in the heart of big cities and then returned to the countryside, the suburbs are disconcerting for me.

Suburbs compartmentalise lives, forcing people to live out their private desires on their parcel of land, defined by hardwood and colorbond fencing.

The strangeness for me comes from the private-public nature of the backyard – private lives playing out on a stage where all the other neighbours can watch. A peculiar voyeurism lived out under blazing blue skies.

All their passions, all their hopes, all the minute details being lived out in this arena. Solitary figures in their clearly defined spaces going about their lives.

There’s a quiet horror in the suburbs. A facade of normality, masking private terrors and desires. "

– Ray Monde, 2018.


Dates: Friday 4 May 2018 to Saturday 30 June 2018

Venue: Michael Reid Murrurundi, Boyd St, Murrurundi.

Open: Friday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm

More details: https://michaelreidmurrurundi.com.au/exhibitions/