Tallest You'll Ever Be:
Contemporary Australia's legal conventions tell us a person's coming-of-age is at eighteen years old. Cultural and religious rituals in the home and media may posit a different time again. So when, if ever, does one come-of-age, and what does this really mean for the individual?
This concept of familiarity and expectation in our shared institutional narratives becomes abstract in the realm of the individual. To come-of-age is as much to come in to one's own body and its responsibilities, as it is for their body to come in to society.
Tallest You'll Ever Be is a selection of work by local and national, under-thirty year old artists, curated by Liam James. Through painting, drawing, photography and digital media, Tallest You'll Ever Be responds to the navigation of this rite of passage amongst Australia's various sanctions and celebrations of the 'adult' in the world.
- Neika Lehman