'Golden Eagle' by Tarryn Gill, 2016
       
     
Bobby Dazzler by Tarryn Gill, 2016
       
     
The 'Bedazzle' artists, (l to r) Tarryn Gill, Thea Costantino and Rebecca Dagnall with Tarryn Gill's 'Golden Eagle', 2016
       
     
'The Pub' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2016
       
     
Audience member viewing 'The Bride' and 'Cabbage Wife' by Thea Costantino, 2015
       
     
'Bedazzle', partial view of installation at FORM Gallery, 2016
       
     
'The Gorge' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'Bedazzle', view of installation at FORM Gallery, 2016
       
     
'Revenge Joey' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'Home Coming' by Thea Costantino, 2016
       
     
'Pilbara Guide' by Tarryn Gill, 2015
       
     
'Angel Cow' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'Angel Cow' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'Daughters of Midas' by Thea Costantino, 2016
       
     
Bedazzle project team outside Marble Bar, 2015
       
     
Bedazzle residency, 2015
       
     
Bedazzle residency, 2015
       
     
'Golden Eagle' by Tarryn Gill, 2016
       
     
'Golden Eagle' by Tarryn Gill, 2016

Project Curators

Mollie Hewitt and Andrew Nicholls, for FORM

 

Participating artists

Thea Costantino

Rebecca Dagnall

Tarryn Gill

 

Image: Golden Eagle by Tarryn Gill, 2016. Photograph c/o the artist.

Bobby Dazzler by Tarryn Gill, 2016
       
     
Bobby Dazzler by Tarryn Gill, 2016

Co-curated with Mollie Hewitt for FORM.

Western Australia’s gold mining past provided the inspiration for Bedazzle – Photographing Western Australia’s Gold Towns, a compelling and darkly humorous exploration of the regional gothic. Bedazzle features new work by leading Western Australian artists, Thea Costantino, Rebecca Dagnall, and Tarryn Gill, developed through residencies in Western Australia's Pilbara and Goldfields-Esperance regions during 2015 and 2016.

Costantino, Dagnall, and Gill use the photographic medium to explore and critique Australian nationalism and post-colonial history. For this exhibition the artists have woven a series of darkly humorous narratives around the notion of a culture obsessed with wealth from the ground. They worked in Western Australia’s hottest town, Marble Bar, the iconic gold town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the eerie ghost town of Gwalia, and the mining communities of Kambalda, Menzies, and Coolgardie.

Image: Bobby Dazzler by Tarryn Gill, 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

The 'Bedazzle' artists, (l to r) Tarryn Gill, Thea Costantino and Rebecca Dagnall with Tarryn Gill's 'Golden Eagle', 2016
       
     
The 'Bedazzle' artists, (l to r) Tarryn Gill, Thea Costantino and Rebecca Dagnall with Tarryn Gill's 'Golden Eagle', 2016

The Bedazzle artists, (l to r) Tarryn Gill, Thea Costantino and Rebecca Dagnall with Tarryn Gill's 'Golden Eagle', 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

 

'The Pub' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2016
       
     
'The Pub' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2016

The Pub by Rebecca Dagnall, 2016. Photograph c/o the artist.

Audience member viewing 'The Bride' and 'Cabbage Wife' by Thea Costantino, 2015
       
     
Audience member viewing 'The Bride' and 'Cabbage Wife' by Thea Costantino, 2015

Bedazzle audience member viewing 'The Bride' and 'Cabbage Wife' by Thea Costantino, 2015. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

'Bedazzle', partial view of installation at FORM Gallery, 2016
       
     
'Bedazzle', partial view of installation at FORM Gallery, 2016

Bedazzle, partial view of installation at FORM Gallery, with works by Rebecca Dagnall, Tarryn Gill and Thea Costantino, 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

'The Gorge' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'The Gorge' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015

The Gorge by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015. Photograph c/o the artist.

'Bedazzle', view of installation at FORM Gallery, 2016
       
     
'Bedazzle', view of installation at FORM Gallery, 2016

Bedazzle, partial view of installation at FORM Gallery, with works by Rebecca Dagnall and Thea Costantino, 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

'Revenge Joey' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'Revenge Joey' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015

Revenge Joey by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015. Photograph c/o the artist.

'Home Coming' by Thea Costantino, 2016
       
     
'Home Coming' by Thea Costantino, 2016

Home Coming by Thea Costantino, 2016. Photograph c/o the artist.

'Pilbara Guide' by Tarryn Gill, 2015
       
     
'Pilbara Guide' by Tarryn Gill, 2015

Pilbara Guide by Tarryn Gill, 2015.

'Angel Cow' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'Angel Cow' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015

Angel Cow by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

'Angel Cow' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015
       
     
'Angel Cow' by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015

Angel Cow by Rebecca Dagnall, 2015. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

'Daughters of Midas' by Thea Costantino, 2016
       
     
'Daughters of Midas' by Thea Costantino, 2016

Daughters of Midas, installation by Thea Costantino, 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, c/o FORM.

Bedazzle project team outside Marble Bar, 2015
       
     
Bedazzle project team outside Marble Bar, 2015

Image: Rebecca Dagnall, Thea Costantino, Tarryn Gill, Andrew Nicholls and Mollie Hewitt outside Marble Bar, 2015. Photograph by Greg Taylor, c/o FORM.

Bedazzle residency, 2015
       
     
Bedazzle residency, 2015

The project team nearby Comet Gold Mine, outside Marble Bar, 2015. Photograph by Andrew Nicholls, c/o FORM.

Bedazzle residency, 2015
       
     
Bedazzle residency, 2015

The artists photographing at the Flying Fox Lookout outside of Marble Bar, 2015. Photograph by Andrew Nicholls, c/o FORM.