Curated by Taylor Hall

Presented by Metro Arts

Lotion brings together the artworks of five artists who use embodied and soft forms to consider the materiality of healing, empathy, and well-being in relation to the skin.

Revealed are expanded notions of our surface as a permeable, porous entity that exists between the self and our experience of the physical world around us.

The exhibition further aims to emphasize that the artworks’ surface is not too different from our own surface, and in fact shares endless flesh-like qualities which have the capacity to palpably evoke emotion.

The exhibition space will present a corporeal and immersive experience to articulate the sensitivity, impermanence, and porosity of ‘skin’ and its intrinsic link to both physical as well as psychological wellbeing.

View the catalogue essay here

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Mon 17 Jan – Sat 5 Feb


Gallery One, Gallery Two and Window Gallery
Metro Arts, West End


Mon 17 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 18 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 19 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu 20 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 21 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat 22 Jan 9am – 7pm
Sun 23 Jan CLOSED
Mon 24 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 25 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 26 Jan CLOSED (public holiday)
Thu 27 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 28 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat 29 Jan 9am – 7pm
Sun 30 Jan CLOSED
Mon 31 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 1 Feb 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 2 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Thu 3 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Fri 4 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Sat 5 Feb 9:00am – 9:00pm

Image Credit: Bella Deary


Alannah Dair, Bella Deary, Evangeline Sines, Molly Smith, Zara Rose Dudley


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