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Bleached Gothic | An interview with Petrina Hicks

Photographer Petrina Hicks and Curator Maria Quirk each discuss the tension between familiarity and strangeness in this major exhibition. Hicks’s interest in the ‘hyper-real space’ draws inspiration from mythology and traditional gender representations. Maria Quirk suggests Hicks's photographs evoke an ‘indescribable emotion’, depicting the complexity of the female experience within representations of perfection.

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