Opening Night: Fresh Hell

Special Event
2 September 2022
Vibrant detail of painting that depicts a woman with baby tasering a policeman.
Vibrant detail of painting that depicts a woman with baby tasering a policeman.

The opening night celebration for Ryan Presley's first major solo exhibition, 'Fresh Hell'.


Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

2 September 2022

5:30pm to 7:30pm


Celebrate the opening of Fresh Hell at our Opening Night event.

Fresh Hell brings together a suite if paintings that Brisbane-based artist Ryan Presley has been steadily developing over the past eight years, for the first time in a major solo exhibition.

Our bar will be stocked by our sponsors Charlotte Dalton Wines and Bowden Brewing.

Exhibition merchandise, including tees printed by SickNasty and embroidered caps, will be available to purchase at the event.

Feature Image: Ryan Presley, 'One day this will all be yours' (2022), oil, synthetic gold and 23k gold leaf on poly-cotton, 182 x 152 cm. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Fresh Hell is a co-commission by Adelaide Contemporary Experimental and Gertrude, Melbourne.

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 

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