SALA 2021: Max Callaghan

We’re very pleased to present an exhibition for SALA 2021, ‘Bergamot hair dryer or half a window’ by Max Callaghan from 13th August- 3rd of October. 

Max Callaghan’s practice primarily uses painting to look at the personal and social meanings present in psychic experience. This exhibition is a group of paintings, from 2018 to 2020, that combine memory, internalised thoughts, and observations of everyday life.

Max Callaghan is a visual artist who lives and works on Kaurna Country. He received a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class) degree from Adelaide Central School of Art in and was included in Hatched: National Graduate Show, at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in 2017. He has held solo exhibitions at FELTspace (SA), Rubicon ARI (VIC) and Firstdraft (NSW) and participated in studio residencies at ACE Open (SA) and TIFA Working Studios in Pune, India. His work is held in a number of private collections and he has recently had a work acquired by Artbank (NSW). He shares some of the reflections and experiences behind his work in this interview with Firstdraft.

Max’s recommended reading is Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto, Throat by Ellen van Neerven, Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald and Ariel by Sylvia Plath.