Blue sky at night
Blue Sky at Night is an exhibition of new work by Naarm/Melbourne–based artist Maddison Kitching. Kitching’s works combine elements of the Australian landscape, iconography, design, architecture and history to explore Australian identity and personal relationships to place. In Blue Sky at Night, Kitching extends his practice to consider some of the lenses through which we view the Australian landscape: tourism books that utilise glossy colours and images, social media filters which reposition ourselves within a new landscape and stained glass windows which obscure one’s view through manipulated shape and coloured glass. For this exhibition, Kitching uses Australian tourism magazines, oil paint and collage, to mimic and combine some of these lenses– repositioning the landscape as a disjointed representation of national identity.