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(curated by Tom Polo & supported by NSW Government).31 July- 9 October.
Parramatta Artsists Studio. 45 Hunter Street.
[stolen street sign with concrete blob, vinyl lettering]
*originally shown lying through the gallery doorway.
-Bequested to Parramatta Artists Studios to be installed out the front of the gallery.
ANDREW FROST, SARAH GOFFMAN, ANASTASIA KLOSE, MICHAEL LINDEMAN, SIMON PERICICH, JOAN ROSS, KATE SMITH, CHARLIE SOFO, JAKE WALKER and EMMA WHITE.
Customized A4 black frames, novelty sticky tape, stickers, glitter.
And the Difference Is… 200 GERTRUDES
image credit justin spiers 09image credit justin spiers 09
words by ANDREW GAYNOR from the catalog essay for A SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS
"In a return to the phenomena of cargo cults and nature-worship, Simon Pericich introduces us to ‘a harbinger for a planet obsessed with a shiny greener future.’12 Dressed in a faux-Nike jacket and with a face composed mostly of weeds, this scarecrow-of-tat bears little genetic relation to the ironic currents found in similar photographic works by Simryn Gill or Christian Thompson; rather, The Bastard Saint of Meritocracy (weedhead) is pure B-grade mock-horror, invoking Scream or Freddie Kruger. It is also grimly humorous, covered with crap bits of bling and splattered with discarded glitter, as if this innocent ghoul has just emerged from the leftovers of a consumer party gone way, way wrong. Pericich’s pet theme – ‘the colonisation of surface’13 – continues into the salvaged camouflage advertising backdrop, alluding to the idea that plants are not the only weeds. Culture itself can be just as insidious... "
 Simon Pericich, e-mail correspondence with the author March 09.  Simon Pericich, e-mail correspondence with the author November 08.With Jane Burton,
and selected Victorian botanic artists.
and included in the show...
Tips for anxious gardeners
Library Arts Space
19th Aug- 11th Sep 09
J-Studios Library Art Space . 100 Barkley St, North Fitzroy
Ben De Nardi
read; Crawford, Ashley. 2009. West Coast Rules: Perth out-exhibiting Melbourne . In Australian Art Monthly, #223 September 2009 pp 17 – 19. page ൧. page ൨.
everybody cares and everyone is fine was created by simon pericich.
When there are so many legitimate problems in the world, and your not sure which one to speak out about, instead of writing a giant protest banner which reads, ‘say no to right wing fascist dolphin killing, tree logging, capo, racist, child molestering, gene altering, nuclear power plants elitist drunk and drug fuelled immigrants who steal our jobs and have same sex intercourse etc ect’ why not build a multiuse protest float which caters to everybody’s needs? The car used in this work is a Humber, which is the type of car the politicians and royalty were chauffeured around in back in the early years of Australia. This work is a epitaph and monument to an archaic and no longer effective mechanism of social change.
*a great amount of thanks to* Doug Heslop, Ken, Nicki and Keiran.
Artists include: Rebecca Baumann, Aidan Broderick, Marcus Canning, Thea Costantino, Annabel Dixon, EricaAmerica, Caspar Fairhall, Pamela Gaunt, Rodney Glick & Lynnette Voevodin, Brendan van Hek & Consuelo Cavaniglia, Bevan Honey, Matthew Hunt, Laura Johnson, Shannon Lyons, Pilar Mata Dupont & Tarryn Gill, Bennett Miller, Tom Muller & Rochelle Phillips, Tony Nathan, Poppy van Orde Grainger, Simon Pericich, Ben Riding, Kevin Robertson and diode, Bruce Slatter, Eli Smith, Justin Smith, Ric Spencer & Peter McCaughey.
◳ LINDEN1968 curated by Hannah Mathews & Ben Riding.
(this is a small section of the wallpaper made from emoticons which was used as a backdrop to display the objects created in the youtube videos,GERTRUDE GROUP SHOW)
: is a series of four small sculptures with four you tube videos describing how to make them.
!!!everything you always wanted to know!!
how to trick an ATM into spewing out random amounts of ca$h
how to make LSD out of cigarettes , nutmeg & toothpaste
how to recharge yr mobile phone using a lemon and Lucozade ®
how to ride public transport for free
!!+plus much much more!!
thanks to Ken Shimizu and Belle Bassin
◳ 2008 GERTRUDE GROUP SHOW
With Ben Armstrong, Brodie Ellis, Pat Foster/Jen Berean, Kel Glaister, Matt Griffin, Ardi Gunawan, Mark Hilton, Kate Just, Richard Lewer, Sanja Pahoki, Simon Pericich, Matthew Shannon, Noel Skrzypczak,
Shown @ ◳ PLATFORM,◳ BLOCK PROJECTS & FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
The exterior and transitory interior spaces of ◳ KINGS GALLERY such as the bathroom and stairwells is festooned with ~250m of black bunting.
LAST DAYS SALE SALE SALE MUST END SOON
Is a fully functioning garage sale [for the duration of the show]
Featuring the work of OVER 15 ARTISTS
invited to bring an assortment of precious artworks and preloved treasures
to be housed under one make-shift party tent
(made from an old nike billboard and complete with ambient trance music, incense sticks and coca-cola flavoured chai tea)
This is an exclusive offer for you to grab a bargain!
!All proceeds go back to the original artist
With thanks to;
*AND MANY MORE*