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SARAH MARTIN ‘Stories of Desire’ OPENING!!

Last night was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came and supported  by attending and also purchasing work. It was a great night! with David and Mace on the Vinyl, (which even prompted some dancing) Check out the photographs HERE, more images of the work can be seen HERE. If you missed the opening RAYGUN will be open this Sunday from 12-2pm.


Sarah Martin’s series ‘Stories of Desire’ portrays a longing or desire through various imagery and stories, with much of the longing depicted in the work identifiable within our own lives. The work recognizes a longing for connection, for family in another place, a longing to keep friends closer, to be attractive, and even understood.  Martin has directed her attention to making art in response to social interactions and an identification of this sense of longing or desire with the people with whom she comes into contact with in her daily life. ‘Stories of Desire’ is a culmination of photographs and videos of Martins students, new friends and their families, as well as perfect strangers who, Martin explains, like her, are ‘struggling to build a home and community in an era marked by economic crisis and global instability. Martin states, we, who have left our family of origins and have yet to create traditional nuclear families of our own, occupy a social space that is liminal. We stand poised at a delicate and precarious threshold that opens out onto an unknown future’. Through her videos and photographs Martin depicts this sense of longing and desire that exists within the lives of those depicted, creating a space to enter visually for an understanding of our own, and others sense longing and desire, forming connections between our own wants and desires and those depicted.

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RAYGUN PROJECTS is an artist run initiative run by artists Alexandra Lawson and Tarn McLean located in the CBD of Toowoomba, Australia. 2011-2018.

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