Pat Brassington

Pat Brassington

Cambridge Road

13 October–01 December 200713 Oct–01 Dec 2007

Hobart’s Pat Brassington is famed for her perverse, photoshopped images drawing on the surrealist photography tradition. Her new series Cambridge Roadplays on the haunted house genre. These documentary—perhaps forensic—images feature young women in an empty house, standing around, playing dead, wearing dust masks. There are ominous domestic close-ups: a coat hanger, stuffed toys, a bed, a closet. At times, stains or light flares suggest spectral presences, recalling spirit photography.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.