Jon Campbell The Party 1986. Enamel paint, cottonduck, 180 x 180 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. © Jon Campbell.
Speech Patterns is an entwined and layered conversation between the work of contemporary artists Nadia Hernández and Jon Campbell.
This vibrant exhibition is full of life, poetry and feeling and is comprised of paintings, paste-ups, drawings, posters, banners and flags from across the span of their individual practices.
Both artists mobilise the rhythms, harmonies and dissonances of written and pictorial language to deal with experiences of relocation, questions around identity, class, cultural and national value systems. Within this, they offer their voices both in direct political protest and in celebration and critique of everyday life, values and relationships.