Black Mould

Liam James

Temperate nights of lulling song is not Black Mould.

Enter the unnerving chaos and cheap glimmer of Karaoke - but not as you have ever known before. Pull on your shittest pair of brown blunnies and skinny black jeans and eulogize original tassie music.

Sing the hot hits of the local pubs; songs that you either know far too well or have never heard before. For three and a half minutes become the underground rockdawg you were never born to be.

Tasmanian born artist Liam James completed his Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of Tasmania in 2010 with Honours from the Australian National University in Canberra in 2012. Now based in Launceston, he has shown in various galleries across Tasmania and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

He has an accompanying curatorial practice that has seen him involved with several artist-run initiatives and project-based exhibitions; these inform and compliment his practice.

James works primarily with photography, creating evocative scenes and portraits rich with references to Australian art history, his personal identity and the wider canon of art. Each image cleverly critiques its place within this dialogue; and provokes questions from the viewer about the discomfort of belonging and our understanding of art and local history, as it is presented to us and by whom.

Black Mould
 has been developed through Situate Art in FestivalsA Salamanca Art Centre program, and supported by The Australia Council for the Arts.