Splash around in an artistic contemplation of water.

We drink it, wash with it and bathe in it. More than any other substance, our bodies and our planet are made of it. But, how do we really relate to, what do we really think about, and how are our lives shaped by the clear, flowing substance known as water?

Expect to splash around in those questions and plenty of other H20-inspired pools of thought at Chris Bennie's latest exhibition, Mood Swings. Popping up at the appropriately named POP Gallery in Woolloongabba, the Gold Coast artist continues his fascination with all things wet after explore what water does to caravans after Bundaberg's floods and nuclear reactor control rooms after Japan's tsunami.

This time, rather than taking inspiration from a catastrophic event, Bennie looks inwards to probe just how he makes sense of the substance that springs from our seas, rivers, skies, taps and showers. Combining performance and manipulated video, he swims through his feelings and ponderings. Whether that happens in a literal sense is something you'll have just to drop by and see.

Image: Chris Bennie "Lotus Pond" 2017,

Published on April 18, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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