Artistic pairings a visual treat | La Trobe Art Institute

UNITY: Is Anybody There by The Ryan Sisters
UNITY: Is Anybody There by The Ryan Sisters

A new exhibition launched at La Trobe Art Institute features artists working together collaboratively.

As part of a new series, the Institute is exploring the nature of relationships in these working partnerships.

Artists Jon Cattapan and Ben Aitken have produced ten large paintings that fill the space of the front gallery, while sisters Pip and Natalie Ryan have converted the back gallery into a Victorian-era séance room.

Both exhibitions offer audiences a way of thinking about how people work together.

It also inspires contemplation on where one identity ends and the other begins, and what can be created anew by surrendering control.

The artworks offer a vibrant visual treat, full of energy and humour, appealing to a wide audience of visitors.

The exhibition is supported by public programs for families, some of which have already sold out, indicating a demand for creative activities for children.