Cameron Hayes: She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop

Cameron Hayes’ densely layered paintings actively address cultural power structures and contemporary political issues. His works depict modern tales of pollution, political corruption, economic inequality, social injustice and the seemingly general malaise of humanity, often revealing patterns of human behaviour repeated throughout the centuries and across cultures. Curated by Marielle Soni, ‘She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop’ presents an interplay of complex visual narratives; worlds within worlds, actions upon actions.

Cameron Hayes, She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop, 2020-2021, oil on linen, triptych 198 × 335cm. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne

Australian Galleries
13 April to 2 May 2021
Melbourne