Last year Canadian artist Acorn exhibited at Wardlow in Fitzroy. He seems to like Melbourne, and has spent time here with local artists including Ghostpatrol. His new exhibition ‘My kingdom, not yours’ at Gorker gallery, which opened on Thursday 30 April, features many intricate works on paper and installations of creatures assembled from bones and wood. Acorn creates fascinating characters who live in mythological worlds that blend beauty and mystery.
Gorker is outstanding in the degree to which it alters its space to suit its exhibitions and the way in which it uses objects to project visual themes from the works into the physical space occupied by the audience. The exhibition is on until 17 May.
As has become customary at Gorker openings, a large crowd gathered to socialise after seeing the exhibition.