In 2010 Goodtimes Studio hosted ‘Sugar Coated’ by artist Hannah Raisin for Next Wave Festival.
The festival is a biennial event which assists emerging artists to realise ambitious and challenging work. The program supports young artists who take creative risks and launches their work into the public domain. Presenting a broad range of contemporary art practices to a national audience. Next wave transforms familiar sites, activating new audiences and challenging ideas of space and contemporary art.
Raisin’s solo piece commissioned by the Next Wave Festival implemented every inch of the Goodtimes Studios event space. An unnerving work that included performance, projections and sound.
This work boldly confronted the murky area of sexuality and identity, exploring the implications of gender politics while offering an unflinching critique of popular culture. Raisin re-imagines the history and the future of feminist body art in her complete deconstruction of the inappropriate, the taboo, and the celebrated. Her visceral and sensory work celebrates female identity, while breathing new life into the gender debate.
Spectacularly visual the work combined sequinned vaginas, live drawing, golden catsuits and bath bomb bikinis.
Hannah Raisin completed a BA in Fine Arts at the Victoria College of the Arts and lives and woks in Melbourne.