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Hair Pieces

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Hair Pieces

4 May 2024 – 6 Oct 2024

Hair Pieces explores the evocative and complex significance of hair in contemporary culture through a selection of Australian and international works of art. For millennia hair has been a resonant and compelling site of meaning, transmitting ideas about gender, mythology, status and power, the body, psychology, feminism and notions of beauty.  At once radiant and repellent, and often richly symbolic, it has always assumed a particular importance in relation to the self, history and society. This exhibition examines the myriad ways in which artists utilise hair to investigate and conjure generative and even magical possibilities encompassing growth, empowerment and transformation.

Image Caption: Shih Yung-Chun, Braid Cabinet 2019, White Rabbit: Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney. © Shih Yung-Chun. Courtesy of Hive Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China.

Gallery Details

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road 
Bulleen VIC 3105
T: 9850 1500
E: info@heide.com.au
W: heide.com.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Sunday
Public holidays
10am – 5pm

Adult $20
Concession $15
Children under 12 FREE
Members FREE
Gardens & Sculpture Park FREE
Seniors' Day every Tuesday $15

Heide Members receive FREE museum entry, together with other benefits. Visit their website for details. 

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.