• The Summer of the 117th Blowfly


An exhibition by Dr Sally Berridge of blowflys. Sally first painted a Rainblowfly, then 24 other flies with decorations from famous artists such as Picasso, Warhol, Chagall and Van Gogh. Sally believes that this juxtaposition gives them a value not normally seen in their usual irritating and highly disposable state. The unlikely combination of the despised blowfly with high art makes people laugh, plus they question the idea behind the paintings. Each fly has a semi-scientific Latin name. Each species has a common name (e.g., The Starry Starry Fly for one of the Van Goghs) and a short reference to the original paintings. The genus of the Flyospora is Ictuvolant (Ictu = blow; volant = fly in Latin, so the Starry Starry Fly is Ictuvolant noctis-ecstaciensis). 

Level 1, 101 Mostyn St (above Stonemans bookshop)
Castlemaine 3450

- 12:00pm - 04:00pm
12.00pm - 4.00pm