Pat Brassington is one of Australia’s leading photomedia artists. She has exhibited widely both in Australia and overseas for the past 20 years, including as a feature artist at the 2004 Biennale of Sydney. Her work is held in numerous private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Queensland Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
“Brassington’s work references surrealism, feminism and fetishism. Photographic motifs, collaged or digitally manipulated, create disconcertingly ambiguous imagined states which fascinate and disturb. Images evoke uneasy tensions between bizarre, sinister intimations of menace and weirdly beautiful, benign harmonies. Open to multiple interpretations, the titles deflect from the content to redirect and encourage more subjective meanings. Using sexuality to confront, discomfort and intrigue, she layers and collages the actual with the improbable to create a mesmeric and often humorous quality.” – Diane Foster