Mini Mokes and Mini Skirts
Queensland in the sixties: a time for the sunshine state to enjoy its time under the sun. A time for weekends spent licking Gaytimes by the Centenary Pool. A time for mini skirts and Mini Mokes. As with the rest of the nation, Queensland experienced a post-war housing shortage with architects needing to turn to new styles and adapt them to suit the state’s sub-tropical climate.
For her second solo exhibition with Edwina Corlette Gallery, Eliza Gosse has rendered modernist buildings alongside vignettes of daily life. By depicting domestic scenes within these designs she posits the importance of this era within the broader narrative of Australian suburbia.
Showing at Edwina Corlette Gallery May 2020
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Two Plastic Red Chairs could be Glimpsed Beyond the Cracks in the Curtains, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm
They Sat by the Pool Eating Iced VoVos for Breakfast, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm
She Vacuumed the Shag Pile with a Glass of Sherry, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm
The Chatter of a Dinner Party Within, Sailed into the Dusk, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm
Whip Birds, Waves Crashing and the Smell of Burnt Toast, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm
A Golden Gaytime Lay Melting Beneath the Sun, 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm