Caroline Ierodiaconou
Role Model
Oil on canvas
150 x 70 cm
© 2009

This exhibition consists of a series of drawings and paintings exploring the homogenisation of culture, beauty and aesthetics, as well as the politics behind this process. The artwork will also explore the subversion of the feminine ideal, which is used to constantly attack a woman’s sense of identity and self.

Caroline is an emerging Melbourne artist, whose powerful figurative pieces are a thought provoking meditation on the times in which we live. Her work often depicts humanity as a fragmented and threatened species, at war with both itself and the rest of nature. There is also a lighter, whimsical side to this artist’s work, representing the vulnerability, foibles and quirks of being human. Since graduating from the Victorian College of Arts in 2002, Caroline has exhibited widely with both group and solo shows in commercial and artist-run galleries. After spending three months in Asia in 2009, in 2010 she is scheduled to return to China with a three-month residency at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing.

On show throughout August at the Majorca Building entrance on the corner of Centre Place and Flinders Lane Melbourne.