NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Barry William Hale

Barry William Hale’s practice revolves around his deep and ongoing engagement with esoteric and occult practice and research. As such he uses a variety of mediums, including performance, video, sound, VR, painting and paper-based, depending on the demands of the work. A graduate of SCA and the Sydney punk squatter scene, Hale has become a preeminent occult artist of his generation globally. His work has been shown at Equinox Festival London (2009), Adelaide Fringe Festival (2011), 17th Australian Art Biennale Sydney (2010), Dark MOFO (2018), Raymond Buckland’s infamous Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Cleveland (2019-2020), and multiple exhibitions with Stephen Romano New York from 2015. He was also included in NYU’s prescient Language of the Birds (2016) and the Australian show Windows to the Sacred (2013) at S E Erwin Sydney and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. His books include the monograph Codex 231 (2014) and Legion 49 (2009) a deconstructivist take on the medieval grimoire.

Works

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Circle of Enok II 2018. Oil on canvas. 1828 x 1828 mm.

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NotFair 2023 installation view.

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