MAGDALENA PEREYRA & LYNDAL PEAKE



Platform's main show for September featured Magdalena Pereyra and Lyndal Peake who presented a fantastical side show collection. Magdalena's handmade creatures included a bearded lady, a Hindi illusionist, two-headed skeletons, a bird lady and many others, each handstitched in various fabrics and materials. This subject matter may normally be passed over as part of a circus affair but were here lovingly portrayed with intricate detail almost like a family history (not Maggie's!). Lyndal's hand-drawn backdrops of bold decorative frames stretched to fill each of the back walls and brought each of the works together as a complete, albeit highly unusual, collection.