Arts Project Australia
PETITE POP! Arts Project Australia artists celebrate popular culture
Artists have a long history of looking to popular culture for inspiration as they draw on attitudes, ideas, images and other phenomena presented in mainstream mass media. From Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Claus Oldenburg and Jean Dubuffet — popular culture themes, aesthetics and sensibilities inform what artists create and subsequently shape the way we reflect on our culture, mirroring our values and culture back to us.
PETITE POP! is a distilled group exhibition that provides a snapshot of the colourful and astute work of Arts Project Australia artists who celebrate popular culture in a myriad of ways. The collection highlights artists whose artwork embodies a pop aesthetic and uses aspects of popular culture to inform their work and playfully pay homage to their favourite artists and popular culture images presented through digital media.
PETITE POP! Features work by APA artists; Peter Ben, Emily Dober, Bronwyn Hack, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Adrian Lazzaro, Michael Licenblat, Julian Martin, Lisa Reid and Anthony Romagnano.
Earlier extensive iterations of PETITE POP! were exhibited in Melbourne at Arts Project Australia as well as in POP! at Wangaratta Art Gallery, which also included the work of invited Victorian artists including Jon Campbell, Paul Yore, Peter Atkins and Georgina Cue.
Arts Project Australia is a leading studio and gallery supporting artists with an intellectual disability, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion in contemporary art practice. APA is based in Melbourne, Australia and they are known globally as an innovative centre for excellence. APA artists have been included in exhibitions all over the world and are represented in countless public and private collections.
Arts Project Australia
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Feb 2019 - May 2019
TV Hits, 2001 acrylic 66 x 50 cm (LR01-0022)
Not titled, 2014 pastel 38 x 28 cm (JM14-0094)
Not titled, 2017 acrylic, collage 35 x 50 cm (ED17-0002)
The Groove Crew, 2017 greylead pencil, pencil 28 x 38 cm (MILI17-0014)
Big Chase, 2017 greylead pencil, pencil 28 x 38 cm (MILI17-0013)
Kylie Minogue Greatest, 2003 gouache 33 x 29.5 cm (LR03-0013)
Monster High Dolls 2013 lino print 30.5 x 30 cm (BRHAP13-0002)
Not titled 2016 collage, gouache 28.5 x 38 cm (ED16-0001)
Rag'n'Bone, Justin Bieber, Alyssia Cara and Shawn Mendes, 2016 gouache and greylead pencil on paper, 35 x 50 cm (BK16-0008)
Rehearsals, 2017 gouache, greylead pencil 28.5 x 38 cm (BK17-0008)
Ridge , 2016 gouache, greylead pencil 35 x 50 cm (BK16-0007)
Rob looking at Phone, 2016 gouache, greylead pencil 38 x 28 cm (BK16-0005)
Bobby Kyriakopoulos 4-0024
Not titled, 2014 gouache, pencil 28 x 38 cm (BK14-0024)
Not titled, 2017 gouache, marker, paint pen 38 x 28 cm (ADLA17-0029)
The Legends of Rock and Roll that Died in the Plane Crash in 1959. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.