‘Looking Out, Looking In: Exploring the Self-Portrait’
An installation view from ‘Looking Out, Looking In’ featuring Luke Roberts’s At the Bar of the Pub with no Beer camera John Elliott 2009, March 2023 / Collection: QAGOMA / Photograph: Joe Ruckli, QAGOMA
‘Role play’ includes artworks that challenge the notion of individuality, and the idea that a self-portrait can somehow reveal a unique and cohesive identity. Luke Roberts’s photograph At the Bar of the Pub with No Beer 2009, for example, is part of an ongoing series that has seen the Queensland artist adopt a variety of guises through stance and dress.
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