‘Beautiful Wickedness’ will be the most significant exhibition of work by celebrated Australian artist eX de Medici yet staged. The survey will examine the artist’s central concerns, including the fragility of life, global affairs, greed and commerce, and the universal themes of power, conflict, and death.
Exhibition highlights include de Medici’s intricate botanical studies and her dazzling large-scale watercolours, as well as her compelling portrait of Midnight Oil Nothing’s as Precious as a Hole in the Ground 2001, and Shotgun Wedding Dress/ Cleave 2015, a bridal gown based on Julie Andrews’s dress from The Sound of Music.
Through these wide-ranging subjects and materials, de Medici aims to seduce her viewers, and to shake them out of complacency.
This exhibition will offer opportunities for dialogue with ‘Michael Zavros: The Favourite’ presented in the adjacent gallery at GOMA. Immerse yourself in these two irresistible exhibitions from leading Australian artists. Your ticket provides entry to both exhibitions on your day of visit.
eX de Medici Beautiful Wickedness
24 June – 2 October 2023