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NAOMI HOBSON | ADOLESCENT WONDERLAND

NAOMI HOBSON | ADOLESCENT WONDERLAND

Naomi Hobson, Rainbow Twins “Donna brought us these wigs, I wanted one first and then Lexcine wanted one, she always trying to copy me, aye Lexcine.” Ada. “No Ada, you always copying me.” 2020. From the series Adolescent Wonderland.

“I see pride in my people all the time when I’m out on the street talking to them, and I wanted the rest of the country to see what I was seeing.” 

Naomi Hobson, 2022

In her first major photographic solo exhibition in NSW, Southern Kaantju/Umpila artist Naomi Hobson will present a newly commissioned, immersive photographic exhibition at Cement Fondu. Renowned for her vibrant paintings, this new commission gives Hobson the opportunity to further develop her work with photography, her engagement with Country and concerns with contemporary identity, gender and representation. The new, immersive, large-scale body of work will expand from her 2019 series Adolescent Wonderland, which was celebrated at the Tarnanthi exhibition, AGSA and was recently acquired by QAGOMA.

Adolescent Wonderland strikingly captures Hobson’s local community, recording the young people of the small remote community Coen, through a playful, deeply intimate and sometimes surreal lens. 

Hobson’s new commission at Cement Fondu is the third and final installment of Adolescent Wonderland, and comes at a critical time for the artist to continue this exploration into the cross pollination of popular and Aboriginal cultures that shape her community’s identities and relation to the world. 

 

OPENING
SATURDAY 11 JUNE

EXHIBITION DATES

11 JUNE — 31 JULY 2022

ARTISTS

NAOMI HOBSON

PROJECT SPACE
DYLAN MOONEY

OPENING HOURS
THURSDAY – SUNDAY
11AM-5PM

THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY THE NSW GOVERNMENT THROUGH CREATE NSW.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation,

the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Cement Fondu stands.

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