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Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018

Frankie Chow and Alana Wesley Frankie Chow and Alana Wesley

A collaborative project exploring the culture of Broken Hill and Australia will be on exhibition tonight at the Grand Guesthouse.

The ‘Two Down’ art exhibition by performance artists, Frankie Chow and Alana Wesley, inspired by Wake in Fright and other famous Aussie ‘horror’ films, will open at 6pm and run until 8pm.

The exhibition encompasses most of the rooms at the Grand with videos and feature pieces.

“We have about six videos playing in different areas on a loop,” Frankie said.

“There is also installation work and photography to go alongside the videos.”

Alana said their work was based on re-enacting various scenes from Australian cult classics.

“We filmed the iconic Wake in Fright scene at the Silverton Hotel.

“We’ve been having a lot of fun with the works.”

Frankie said the piece was about culture, gender, nationality, mateship and drinking.

“It’s about Alana and I being Australian citizens but we don’t look like that, with my Asian background and Alana’s American accent.

“It was about assimilating into the Australian culture.

“We’ve taken a very satirical stance on some iconic scenes.”

The exhibition will run until Sunday with viewing times 4-6pm on Thursday and Friday and midday to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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