Fergus Binns, They Eat
Australian Trees (2015)
- Edition of 5 + 1 AP, Archival inkjet print on Museo Portfolio Rag
Fergus Binns holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts. He is a conceptual artist whose work explores depictions of colonial Australia, national identity, the environment, art history, consumerism and popular culture. Binns engages in a playful and often humorous narrative, illuminating and questioning the idea of Australia, which he finds absurd and frightening, mysterious and beautiful. More recently, Fergus has been exploring abstraction with intuitive based, mixed media paintings/drawings. Recent solo exhibitions include Possibly etc, TCB art inc, Melbourne, 2015 Spinifex Songs, Watch This Space, Alice Springs, 2014; Rarities, Scarities, Ruins and Ripe Fruit, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2014; Ali Baba Squinting and The Watership Windband, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; Toy Paintings, Uplands Gallery, 2011; Toy Paintings, Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney, 2010. Selected group exhibitions include: Re-visioning Histories, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Bundoora, 2016; In Concert, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne, 2016; Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are, LON Gallery, Collingwood; Groupgrope, Incidents above a bar, The Alderman, Brunswick 2015; Martin Kippenberger, Neon Parc, Melbourne 2014; Loose Canon, Artbank Gallery, Sydney 2014; FIN, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne 2014.