Castlemaine exhibition asks who ate Frank?

BENDIGO artist Alicia Huddy is encouraging the public to take part in a murder mystery as part of her latest exhibition.

Who Ate Frank is a collection of works which Ms Huddy says visually represent the implied act of the soul being eaten by relationship forces that stain and erode the essence of an individual until they are left emotionless.

“The question that is stated in this exhibition is ‘Who Ate Frank’?,” Ms Huddy said.

“Frank is a devious character who is a symbolic representation of ourselves as individuals.

“Each artwork in this series has a piece of poetry to coincide with it.

“Frank does not have an artwork but he does have a piece of murderous poetry that gives clues as to how he has been eaten and who might have eaten him.

“The other pieces of artwork all have partnering poetry that describes a vicious scene in which Frank may have been killed. 

“The viewers job is to try and work out who ate Frank and engage in a higher thought process about who or what consumes them in their everyday lives.”

The exhibition recently opened at CASPA in Mostyn Street, Castlemaine, and is on show until April 26.

“This is my second solo exhibition,” Ms Huddy said.

“The first was held at the Chonk Gallery in Bendigo. 

“That particular exhibition explored the concept of evolution using creatures and stories to help relay the stories behind the question ‘what is evolution?’. “I have been working on continually developing my theories since the previous exhibition.

“For the second exhibition I kept the subject matter of iconic wildlife imagery, however, I used them to interpret and question the idea of living in the world once we have evolved.”

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