Art Gallery Of Ballarat: Romancing the Skull

Jacqui Stockdale, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks

14 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018

The skull has entranced and fascinated generations of artists. Romancing the skull looks at the depiction of the skull in art and examines why we continue to be so enamoured with this symbol. The exhibition explores a range of themes including the skull as a reminder of our mortality, the use of the skull in addressing social and political issues, and the skull and crossbones as a symbol of piracy and rebellion.

Petrina Hicks, Juan Ford and Jacqui Stockdale will be exhibiting works which reflect on this iconic symbol.

The show opens 14 October 2017 and runs until 28 January 2018 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.