Linden Centre of Contemporary Arts presents the ambitious
exhibition Like Mike Now What?? The exhibition is a
homage to legendary Australian artist Mike Brown (1938-1997).
Curated by Jan Duffy & Geoff
Newton, the exhibition features the work of Fergus
Binns, Trevelyan Clay & Kate
Smith, Jan Lucas, Simon Pericich,
Nick Selenitsch & Alex Selenitsch and
From periods of pornographic collage to political satire and
commentary Mike Brown challenged the art world; with his anything
goes approach to art making and exhibition.
Like Mike is a unique collaborative project and
spreads across five Melbourne galleries. It is a celebration of his
life and work and the impact he continues to have on generations of
Like Mike Now What?? features all new work. It
includes sprawling site-specific installation, paintings, collage,
appropriation and collaboration by eight of Melbourne's foremost
contemporary art practitioners.
From Fergus Binns' meditations on appropriation to Paul Yore's
libidinous carnivalesque environments; Jan Lucas's meticulous
embroideries; Simon Pericichs's piles of precious junk; Trevelyan
Clay & Kate Smith's elastic collaborative paintings and father
son team Alex and Nick Selenitsch's personal tribute to their
friend and mentor, Mike Brown.
Like Mike Now What?? will envelop audiences in a
psychedelic embrace as it presents exciting and challenging works
by inter-generational artists.
Exhibition curators, Geoff Newton and Jan Duffy say of the
"Mike Brown was a friend and inspiration. The influence of his
work over generations of artists is only now becoming recognized.
With his multi faceted approach to art-making his work is embedded
in contemporary art practice"
Exhibition dates: 18 May - 7 July 2013
Gallery hours: Tues to Fri 1pm-5pm and weekends
The artists and curators are available for interview.
All media enquiries to: Lizzie Baikie,
Communications & Curatorial Coordinator 03 9534 0099 or
Like Mike Now What?? is proudly supported by Punt
Road Wines, Asahi Super Dry and the
Copyright Agency. The City of Port
Phillip is Linden's principal funding partner. Linden is
supported by the Victorian Government through Arts
About Mike Brown
Mike Brown was born in Sydney in 1938. He studied at the National
Art School and East Sydney Technical College. In a career spanning
over forty years his work was exhibited extensively throughout
Australia. His work is represented in many Australian collections.
He died in Melbourne in 1997.
Like Mike spreads across Melbourne at the following