John Meade, Nusra Latif Qureshi and Rosslynd Piggott in ‘Hair Pieces’ at Heide Museum of Modern Art

John Meade’s sculpture Self Portrait as Mary Magdalene (2003-2009) will be featured alongside Nusra Latif Qureshi’s painting Medusa’s Respite Room (2017, on loan from the Art Gallery of Western Australia) and Rosslynd Piggott’s Unknown Woman – From China to Brixton and Elsewhere in the new group exhibition Hair Pieces.

Curated by Melissa Keys, the exhibition at Heide explores the evocative and complex significance of hair in contemporary culture through a selection of recent Australian and international works of art. The show will further examine the myriad ways in which artists utilise hair to investigate and conjure generative and even magical possibilities encompassing growth, empowerment and transformation.

Hair Pieces
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen
4 May – 6 October 2024