Metro Tunnel Public Artwork
Flinders Lane Gallery
31st October 2019 - 30th June 2020
In collaboration with the Metro Tunnel Creative Program, FLG and Jacob Leary have brought Leary's incredibly striking artworks to one of Melbourne's busiest streets.
As passersby traverse the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street, they are now met with Leary's glistening, sparkly portraits, gazing out from the historic wall of the Nicholas Building and adding a touch of glitz and glamour to the everyday.
Make sure you stop by and see them next time you're in the CBD!
Photograph on exhibition page courtesy of Charlie Kinross Photography.
ABOUT LEARY'S WORK:
In this series Leary turns his gaze back to the body and its adornments. These works ‘place an emphasis on the aesthetic realm of appearances, the world of surfaces where glimmers, sparkles and reflections are important in their relation to "excess".' His pieces are exemplars of the practice of ‘maximalism', an approach which celebrates richness and excess through work-intensive (often obsessive) artworks, characterised by over-decoration, luxury and sensuality.