7th May 2016


KUNSTBUNKER_01 [JANUS] was a group exhibition featuring work by Brisbane artists Jordan Azcune and Holly Bates that responded to the idea of 'new beginnings' and were specific to the KUNSTBUNKER space. 


JORDAN AZCUNE, umbilical, 2016

JORDAN AZCUNE is an Australian visual artist currently completing his Honours in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at Queensland University of Technology. While his work focuses on parody and pastiche, Azcune employs humour to communicate larger understandings of Western visual histories from an Australian perspective. Earnest & Son, an ongoing collaboration with Liam Marsden, explores ideas on mastership, masculinity and legitimacy. Combining (complicating) thoughts through material experiments, this visual practice appropriates personal fixations by investigating larger cultures. Azcune’s solo work has been included recently in Brisbane based ARI Cut Thumb as well with group shows in QUT’S Block, GoMA and Redland Art Gallery (Cleveland).


Images: Cameron Bond.. 

HOLLY BATES, Tainted Love, 2016

HOLLY BATES is a recent QUT Visual Arts (Honours) Graduate, who practices independently, and as one half of Parallel Park, a collaboration with artist Tayla Haggarty. Her personal practice is centred on challenging current societal views of female sexuality as viewed through a male-dominated culture through work that spans painting, installation, performance and video art. Holly has been exhibited at QUT’s The Block, The Hold, Metro Arts and various artist-run initiatives around Brisbane.


Images: Cameron Bond.