MINNA GILLIGAN 'DISCO ROUND'
MINNA GILLIGAN 'DISCO ROUND'
Minna Gilligan, Disco Round, 2016
Giclee print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag 310gsm, unframed
76 x 112 cm (image size), 84 x 120 cm (paper size), edition of 20 & 1AP, $1000
35.7 x 52.2 cm (image size), 42 x 58.5 cm (paper size), edition of 20 & 1AP, $500
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ABOUT THE WORK
Minna Gilligan's Disco Round and Brass in Pocket are new works created exclusively for VERSION. The works are sumptuous celebrations of the sickly sweet. Glossy acrylic paint forms a background for collaged cheeky and tropical imagery, sourced from 1980s instructional cocktail books and 1970s health and fitness manuals, to create a Pina Colada fantasy born from the depths of a Melbourne winter.
Disco Round and Brass in Pocket are created through a combination of painting, collage and digital processes and printed on Platine Fibre Rag, a 100% cotton rag archival paper with a satin finish.
Minna Gilligan works primarily with painting, drawing and collage. Her practice speaks of fleeting, personal encounters with the past and present, and manifests in a tumultuous reconciliation of both. Her works are playgrounds of colour, often inhabited by lone protagonists trapped in states of longing, sadness or exhalation. Though her paintings reference 1960s/ ‘70s psychedelia and evoke a nostalgic romanticism - with lone women floating in technicolor dreams - her work is atemporal, existing in a utopian space of imagery filtered through the digital realm.
MINNA GILLIGAN BIOGRAPHY
Minna Gilligan is one of Australia's most highly sought after young artists, who at the age of 25 has already had her work exhibited at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and Heide Museum of Modern Art.
Gilligan has held solo exhibitions at Daine Singer, Melbourne Art Fair, Spring 1883, West Space and TCB Art Inc (Melbourne) and participated in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), National Galley of Australia (Canberra), Heide Museum of Art (Melbourne), Alt Space (New York), Ontario College of Art and Design (Canada), Space 15 Twenty (Los Angeles) and PICA (Perth).
In 2015 Gilligan published her first book, Time After Time (Hardie Grant Australia/ Rizzoli New York), as well as the artist book, Poems, Prayers and Promises, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria.
Gilligan maintains an illustration practice as an artist for New York-based online magazine ROOKIE as well as fashion clients, and is a member of artist collective The Ardorous, curated by Canadian photographer Petra Collins. Gilligan teaches at Monash University, is a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary and is represented by Daine Singer. Her work is in the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia and Deakin University collections.