Aerosol Art by Ben Quilty Inhabits the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide

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ADELAIDE.- Ben Quilty couldn’t quite believe it when the Art Gallery of South Australia acquired his most recent exhibition in its entirety. Featuring 16 luscious oil paintings and a large metal sculpture Quilty’s Inhabit is a landmark body of work that continues the artist’s exploration of self and identity. Quilty flew into Adelaide last week for just four hours – during his visit he covered the pristine Gallery walls with aerosol paint, transforming the gallery space into a total work of art. “This work will certainly challenge our audiences’ ideas about how artists work – for contemporary artists like Ben Quilty nothing is off limits” said Gallery Director Nick Mitzevich. Charged by what Germaine Greer recently referred to as the “scars on his psyche”, Quilty’s work continues to strike a chord with his audiences. In an attempt to expel his own demons, I