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Honey & Prue 

10.07 - 31.08 2024


used in the formation of compound words to denote moisture, is wetness as a linking/leaking force.


In ancient Greece the female body was defined by excessive moisture and deemed less articulated than it’s idealised male counterpart. To participate in wetness was to be more porous to the world and the processes of life at the cost of form. Artfully draped nudes, vegetal/animal forms and the various human and non human hybrids of the mythological imagination; these figures, seen as threatening to classical order and control, were relegated to the ornamental margins, becoming containers for the wild potentialities of liquidity.

But liquidity is inescapable and in its very nature uncontainable, it eventually seeps and penetrates even the most polished and disciplined of structures. Hygro explores the liquid body and the classical body rubbing up against each other.  A combination of documented moments and constructed encounters- flesh and stone, animate and inanimate, old and new- all flow into one another within a surreal landscape. The female nude becomes a conduit, ebbing and flowing across time and space it asserts itself within a shimmering web of material relations, creaturely associations and looping cycles of life and decay.

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HYGRO | SOLO SHOW | HONEY & PRUE  | 10th July - 31st August  2024| R Gallery | TIgne Street 26 | SLiema 

Tues-Thur   16.00-20.00   Fri  18.00-22.00   Sat 13.00-16.00 


Honey Long and Prue Stent (both b. 1993 Sydney on Gadigal land), have worked together since 2010, developing a practice that traverses photography, moving image, performance, installation and sculpture. Working from a shared subjectivity and longstanding friendship, they have continuously explored their complex relationship to femininity and the natural world. Through their signature photographic-performative style they often depict bodies, their own and others, as abstracted uncanny forms, intrinsically linked to their surroundings.

Long and Stent have exhibited widely within Australia and Internationally. Solo shows have taken place at PHOTO2022 International Festival of Photography Melbourne (20220), ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne (2020, 2018), PhotoEspana, Madrid (2018) and Nicola Von Senger, Zurich (2018). Other notable mentions include exhibiting at the Fotografiska Museums in New York, Stockholm and Berlin (2019-2022), Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2019), Eyes on Main Street, Carolina (2019), London Photo, London (2018) and Fotofestwal Lodz, Poland (2017).

Recently they released their first photo book, “Drinking From the Eye” commissioned by PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography, Melbourne. They have also been Finalists in the prestigious Bowness Photography Prize three years in a row (2019-2021) as well as the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (2018). In 2018 the duo were named one of Forbes Asia 30 under 30.

Honey Long and Prue Stent are currently based on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Australia.

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