Exclusive to the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, we’re offering this unique opportunity to purchase a limited edition work by the legendary artist Pat Brassington. Brassington has generously donated her work, Fred, to support the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. At a smaller size than her gallery works, this print is a wonderful expression of Brassington’s signature photo-media work.

We would like to thank Pat Brassington and ARC ONE Gallery in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, for supporting the Biennale. We invite you to view her significant body of work in more detail online at ARC ONE Gallery. ARC ONE Director, Fran Clark, will be more than happy to discuss any queries regarding other available works from Brassington, in addition to other photographic artists represented by ARC ONE.

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Pat Brassington,
Fred, 2014
Size: 15.8cm x 18.3cm

Limited edition of 30
Paper: Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308gsm, 100% archival cotton rag
Price including frame: $1,800 + Shipping (Note: Free pick up options available for Ballarat and Elwood, Melbourne)

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Pat Brassington

Pat Brassington is one of Australia’s most significant and influential artists working in photo-media. With a career spanning four decades, Brassington has become well known for her incisive ability to infuse the familiar with the fantastic. Her practice is informed by an interest in surrealism, feminism and psychoanalysis.

Her images are at once charming and menacing. They rouse a sense of disquiet as they subtly and humorously scratch at the underbelly of the human condition. In her unique way, Brassington is able to present haunting, dream-like images which lead the viewer to the edges of the imagination.

In 2016 Brassington won the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize and in 2013 she was the recipient of the prestigious Monash Gallery of Art Bowness Photography Prize. A major survey exhibition, Pat Brassington: A Rebours, was held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne in 2012 and toured Australia and New Zealand until 2016. Brassington’s work has also featured extensively in major exhibitions, including Know My Name, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2020); The Body Electric, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2020); Dressing up: clothing and camera, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria (2019); Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (2019); In Her Words, Horsham Regional Art Gallery (2019); The shape of things to come, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne (2018); Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes at the National Gallery of Victoria (2016); NEW13 at the University of Queensland Art Museum (2013); the Adelaide Biennial: Parallel Collisions (2012); Feminism Never Happened at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2010); the Biennale of Sydney (2004); World Without End – Photography and the 20th Century at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2000) and Fotokunst Aus Australien, Berlin (2000), curated by Bernice Murphy.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Nonetheless, Latrobe Regional Gallery (2019) & ARC ONE Gallery (2018); The Body Electric, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2017); Pat Brassington at Ten Cubed, Melbourne (2014); In Search of the Marvellous at CAST Gallery, Hobart (2013); a survey exhibition at the Lonnstrom Art Museum, Finland (2008); Pat Brassington at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2007); a major solo retrospective at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2002) and Gentle at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2001).

Pat Brassington’s work is held in many public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Queensland Art Gallery; National Gallery of Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; ArtBank, Sydney; Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne; Cologne Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany; Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; Murdoch University, Perth; Devonport Art Gallery, Tasmania; University of the Northern Territory, Darwin and La Trobe University Art Collection, Melbourne.

ARC ONE Gallery

ARC ONE Gallery is a leading Australian contemporary art gallery located on Flinders Lane, in the heart of the Melbourne arts precinct. Established in 2001, ARC ONE represents some of Australia’s most highly respected contemporary artists who, through their use of a variety of media and conceptual ideas, represent the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia.

ARC ONE represents significant contemporary Australian artists including Janet Laurence, Imants Tillers, Pat Brassington, Lyndell Brown/Charles Green, Julie Rrap, Anne Zahalka, Robert OwenJohn Davis and Dani Marti. These artists have been consistently included in major international exhibitions and recognised with esteemed awards within Australia and abroad. Several of the Gallery’s artists have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale, including John Davis (1978), Robert Owen (1978) and Imants Tillers (1986). ARC ONE also represents key Chinese artists including John Young, Guan Wei, Huang Xu, Guo Jian and Cyrus Tang.

As well as representing established and mid-career artists, ARC ONE Gallery also supports the practices of Australia’s most promising emerging artists, bringing together a diverse spectrum of disciplines from painting and sculpture to photography, installations, video and other electronic media arts. ARC ONE is committed to continuing the development and intellectual rigour of contemporary art from its Melbourne base.

With Director Fran Clark at the helm, ARC ONE Gallery’s commitment to excellence and quality in contemporary Australian art remains unchanged.


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Pat Brassington Limited Edition Artwork
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