Beyond the Opening is a public record of recent outstanding Australian and European exhibitions we attend. This record is an effort to share the experience of the art work, the  exhibition, and the space it inhabits. Enjoy!

TextaQueen | Between You and Me

Reflecting 15 years of investigation into ‘the Australian experience’, this exhibition boldly reflects a question ruminated by contemporary Australia: who do we want to be? TextaQueen challenges colonial attitudes towards whiteness, exoticism, and multiculturalism, oscillating between historical, cultural, religious and pop icons. In this exhibition TextaQueen challenges Australian national identity. It is straight to the point, humorous, poignant and relevant, and comes from the heart. Hop to it. This is TextaQueen’s website. She is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney. … Benalla Art Gallery is an essential stop on route to the high country, supplying coffee, cake and content for the r