Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast

20 June – 7 July 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figures 1 and 2)
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figures 1 and 2)
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figure 1), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figure 1), 2018, mixed media, 203 x 65 x 16 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figure 2), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figure 2), 2018, mixed media, 203 x 65 x 16 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Feline), 2018 and Belly of the Beast (Self), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Feline), 2018 and Belly of the Beast (Self), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Feline), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Feline), 2018, mixed media, 107 x 136 x 12 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Self), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Self), 2018, mixed media, 79 x 81 x 7 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Tiger Stand and Snake), 2018, 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Tiger Stand and Snake), 2018, 2018, mixed media, 200 x 160 x 10 cm
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 1), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 1), 2018, mixed media, 134 x 40 x 10 cm
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 2), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 2), 2018, mixed media, 120 x 380 x 10 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 3), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 3), 2018, mixed media, 104 x 30 x 10 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Moon), 2017

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Moon), 2017, mixed media, 54 x 54 x 6.5 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Sun), 2017

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Sun), 2017, mixed media, 54 x 54 x 6.5 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Red Mask), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Red Mask), 2018, mixed media, 95 x 95 x 11 cm
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Mask), 2018
$4,200 incl. GST

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Mask), 2018, mixed media, 95 x 95 x 11 cm, $4,200 incl. GST

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Pink Mask), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Pink Mask), 2018, mixed media, 100 x 90 x 12 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (White Curly Mask), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (White Curly Mask), 2018, mixed media, 90 x 90 x 22 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (White Fringe Mask), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (White Fringe Mask), 2018, mixed media, 43 x 48 x 10 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Black Sequin Mask), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Black Sequin Mask), 2018, mixed media, 75 x 90 x 22 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Brown Fur Mask), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Brown Fur Mask), 2018, mixed media, 70 x 55 x 15 cm

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Contortionist 1), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Contortionist 1), 2018, mixed media, 56 x 103 x 10 cm
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Contortionist 2), 2018

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Contortionist 2), 2018, mixed media, 51 x 107 x 10 cm

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Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Portrait), 2017

Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Portrait), 2017, foam, sequinned fabric, thread, plastic gems, Sculpey, 35 x 30 x 25 cm

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Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Gold Sequin Moon Janus), 2017

Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Gold Sequin Moon Janus), 2017, foam, sequinned fabric, thread, mirrors, Sculpey, fringing, 29 x 24 x 19 cm

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Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Hairy Comet), 2017

Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Hairy Comet), 2017, foam, fabric, thread, synthetic hair, plastic doll eyes, sequinned fabric, 75 x 20 x 21 cm

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Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Hairy Comet Sister), 2017

Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Hairy Comet Sister), 2017, foam, sequinned fabric, thread, plastic gems, cording, 37 x 22 x 16 cm

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Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Woven Sequin Comet), 2017

Tarryn Gill Dearly Beloved (Woven Sequin Comet), 2017, mixed media

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 1

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 1

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 2

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 2

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 3

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 3

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 4

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 4

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 5

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 5

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 6

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 6

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 7

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 7

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 8

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 8

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 9

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 9

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 10

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 10

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 11

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 11

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 12

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast, installation view 12

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figures 1 and 2)
AVAILABLE

Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Figures 1 and 2)
AVAILABLE

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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Feline), 2018 and Belly of the Beast (Self), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Gold Feline), 2018 and Belly of the Beast (Self), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Tiger Stand and Snake), 2018, 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Tiger Stand and Snake), 2018, 2018, mixed media, 200 x 160 x 10 cm
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 1), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Dancer 1), 2018, mixed media, 134 x 40 x 10 cm
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Red Mask), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Red Mask), 2018, mixed media, 95 x 95 x 11 cm
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Contortionist 1), 2018
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Tarryn Gill Belly of the Beast (Contortionist 1), 2018, mixed media, 56 x 103 x 10 cm
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In recent years Tarryn Gill years has constructed a personal universe populated by mythical beings, ancestor spirits and assorted demons. Part temple, part fairground, these theatrical installations are a projection of the artist’s psyche, where the residues of a 1980s Western Australian childhood merge with the ritual power of objects and images in ancient art and the seductions of twenty-first-century consumer culture. The first of this series envisioned the artist’s own tomb. Her dismembered body was watched over by a squad of monstrous guardians: Jim Henson-esque creatures with skins of lycra and spangles, evoking the costumes that Gill wore through more than a decade of competitive calisthenics.

Despite their mass produced materials, these labour-intensive sculptures, bearing the mark of the maker, are auratic, evoking the sacred within the sterile space of the gallery. The latest instalment of this series, Belly of the Beast, explores themes of duality, particularly death and rebirth through pairings such as the sun and the moon and symbols of regeneration such as snakes. The title refers to the hero’s journey described by Joseph Campbell: the trial through which one emerges transformed. Sculptures appear in relief and on an architectural scale, referencing Francesco del Cossa’s ‘Allegory of Spring’ and Leonora Carrington’s drawings. The feminine features as a source of uncanny power, the girlhood that threatens and forms the stuff of dark fantasies like CarrieHeathers and Let the Right One In. The aesthetics that infantalise, sexualise and debase girlhood are here invested with magical, demonic power.

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