Scotty So: Queen of Begonias and Hai Kot Tou

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Scotty So is a Melbourne-based artist who works across media, using painting, photography, sculptures, site-responsive installation, videos and performance. Driven by the thrill of camp, he explores the often-contradictory relationship between humour and sincerity within the lived experience to offer a glimpse of a future society that embraces difference.

The exhibition features the premiere of a new video work paying tribute to the Begonia Queens who were a feature of Ballarat’s Begonia Festival from 1953 to 1993. Images from So’s series Hai Kot Tou will also be exhibited for the first time in Australia, in which the artist is photographed dressed in all fake items inspired by high-fashion brands, with matching grocery trolleys, echoing the head-to-toe monogram trend in Asia.

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All Dates & Times
  • 23 Feb
    12:01am - 11:59pm
  • 23 Feb
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • 24 Feb
    12:01am - 11:59pm
  • 24 Feb
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • 25 Feb
    12:01am - 11:59pm
  • 25 Feb
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • 26 Feb
    12:01am - 11:59pm
  • 26 Feb
    10:00am - 5:00pm
  • 27 Feb
    12:01am - 11:59pm
  • 27 Feb
    10:00am - 5:00pm

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  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

23 Feb - 04 Apr

Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350


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