HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

Honey Long & Prue Stent, 'Dust Flood', 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108 cm

Honey Long & Prue Stent, 'Dust Flood', 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108 cm

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT have four works featured in the 'Eyes on Main Street' Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival.

The festival sees the main street of historic downtown Wilson, North Carolina, transformed into a vibrant gallery of large-scale photographs. For 100 days, 100 photographs will be displayed on 100 storefront windows, spanning seven city blocks. Now in it's fifth edition, the 2019 festival is focussing on the theme 'A Crossroad of Cultures' and showing work from 45 countries with an equal number of male and female artists. 

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ROBERT OWEN | HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

Congratulations to ROBERT OWEN and HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT on being selected as finalists of the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University. One work will be awarded $10,000 and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection. The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition of finalists’ work on Wednesday 29 May 2019. The finalist exhibition will continue until 12 July.

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Robert Owen, 'Shadow Caster 2', 2019, painted stainless steel, 65 x 69 x 62 cm

Robert Owen, 'Shadow Caster 2', 2019, painted stainless steel, 65 x 69 x 62 cm

Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Field Sip XIII,  2018, blown glass, water sample, rock

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Field Sip XIII, 2018, blown glass, water sample, rock

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  In Her It , 2018, archival pigment print, edition of 3, 106 x 159 cm

Honey Long & Prue Stent, In Her It, 2018, archival pigment print, edition of 3, 106 x 159 cm

Congratulations to HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT, whose work In Her It is a semi-finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP).

The MCPP is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography. The Moran Arts Foundation invites photographers to tell a story of how they experience living in Australia; places, people and lifestyle that make our loveable country quintessentially Australian.

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PAT BRASSINGTON | JULIE RRAP | HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

Pat Brassington,  The Wedding Guest , 2005, pigment print, 84 x 62 cm.

Pat Brassington, The Wedding Guest, 2005, pigment print, 84 x 62 cm.

PAT BRASSINGTON, JULIE RRAP and HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT are included in In Her Words at Horsham Regional Art Gallery, opening this weekend. .

In Her Words focuses on women behind and in front of the camera. Women who are in control of their own story; whether they are speaking their own truth or re-enacting the accounts of others. The exhibition aims to get to the core of the female experience, rights and challenges. The exhibition continues until 19 May.

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Self Portrait , 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108 cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Self Portrait, 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108 cm.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT are featured in the March/April edition of Vogue Living Australia, on sale now.
In the profile, the artists describe their decade-long collaborative practice: 'we want to connect with the landscape that we're drawn to, using materials as a medium between the body and landscape - it creates a bridge...there is this idea that nature is passive; that it's seperate from us, we are trying to engage with landscape in a way that is inquisitive, trying to dissolve distinction.'

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Honey Long & Prue Stent, ‘Sub-Soil’, 2018, Installation view Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Aberfeldie. Photograph by Amy Prcevich.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, ‘Sub-Soil’, 2018, Installation view Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Aberfeldie. Photograph by Amy Prcevich.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT are currently exhibiting their work as part of The Billboard Project in Niddrie.

The Billboard Project, Niddrie is a series of large format photographic billboards that create unexpected public galleries in and around the Keilor Road Shops in Niddrie. The locations can be discovered around Wallace Mall, and they connect to the billboard in the front garden of the Incinerator Gallery.

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Venus Milk , 2015, archival pigment print, 106 x 159 cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Venus Milk, 2015, archival pigment print, 106 x 159 cm.

HONEY AND PRUE are included in the exhibition Anticipation is part of the seduction opening today 5 December at Blindside, Melbourne. The exhibition is part of their Emerging Curator Mentorship Program, curated by Jonathan Homsey with Hannah Mathews as a mentor.

Exhibition Dates: 5 - 22 December.
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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Rock Form III , archival pigment print, edition of 5, 72 x 108cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Rock Form III, archival pigment print, edition of 5, 72 x 108cm.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT are featured in issue 45 of Artist Profile, out today. 


The collaborative artists have written about their process: "As two friends who first started working together when we were sixteen years old, our artistic process sprung from a place of curiosity, impulse and desire. This sense of playfulness has become the foundational element with which we continue to work. Although precognitive at the time, we seemed to recognise a mutual desire to explore our female bodies, sexuality and surrounding natural environment as a way of feeling connected to the space we were occupying."

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Congratulations HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT!

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT’s work 'Salt Pool has been acquired for Gallery at HOTA’s collection.

The acquisition was awarded last night as part of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Salt Pool , 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Salt Pool, 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT | CYRUS TANG

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT and CYRUS TANG have been selected as finalists in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018. The winner of the art price will be announced on 19 October, and an exhibition with the finalists will open on 20 October and run until 25 November at HOTA in the Gold Coast.

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Honey Long & Prue Stent ,  Salt Pool , 2018, Archival pigment print, 106 x 157 cm

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Salt Pool, 2018, Archival pigment print, 106 x 157 cm

JOHN YOUNG, HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT

‘Oceans from here’ at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney is currently on view. Featuring the work of JOHN YOUNG and HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT, the exhibition explores the aesthetics of water, and its ebb and flow as a global life force. John Young says of his work (above): "Nature is not only fragile, majestic and sublime in the old Kantian sense - but, as Virilio would have it, the ocean may well be frightful and monstrous in its answering back to the anthropocentric progressiveness of modernity’s folly".

The exhibition continues until 20 October.

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John Young,  Ancient Water I , 2018, Glicee print on archival Museo Silver Rag Paper, 73 x 126.5cm.

John Young, Ancient Water I, 2018, Glicee print on archival Museo Silver Rag Paper, 73 x 126.5cm.

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HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT are featured in The Herald Sun today, as part of an article titled, 'Rising stars'.

Stent is quoted: "We just evolved from hanging out and making things, playing, and it slowly evolved into an art practice." Long adds, "It's really nice making art in a way where it's just as much about the relationship as it is the end product."

 

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In an extraordinarily short time HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT have achieved considerable recognition in Australia and overseas in L.A, Zurich and Mexico. Here's a list of recent international publications the collaborative duo have been included in: Sleek, Kunst Forum International, Plastik Magazine, The September Issues, ETC and Moon Man.

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Nasturtium I , 2014, archival pigment print, 72 x 108 cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Nasturtium I, 2014, archival pigment print, 72 x 108 cm.

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Sub Soil , 2018, archival pigment print, 106 x 159cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Sub Soil, 2018, archival pigment print, 106 x 159cm.

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT's exhibition Phanta Firma has been reviewed in The Age today.

John McDonald writes: 'The anonymous figures are intended to be both alluring and unsettling. In conjoining the female body with the landscape, the artists say that they are liberating energies and celebrating "dualities of desire".' 

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Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Banana Slug , 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Banana Slug, 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent,  Salt Pool , 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Salt Pool, 2018, archival pigment print, 72 x 108cm.

ARC ONE is delighted to present Phanta Firma, the first solo exhibition in Australia for talented collaborative duo HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT.

Multidisciplinary artists Honey Long and Prue Stent have worked together since 2010. Their spontaneous and playful art centres on a fascination with gender and the body, and seeks to undermine notions of the passive female. They employ the body and unconventional materials to distort and fragment the bodily form, often with unexpected outcomes. Dreamy, fluid, saccharine, gritty and fleshy, Long & Stent challenge and captivate audiences with powerful imagery that crosses the subversive and the surreal.

In Phanta Firma, Long & Stent have quoted and appropriated signs, tropes, and motifs of woman from contemporary culture and the canon of art history as an erotic lure that guides the viewer into unfamiliar territory. In these works the artists have carefully composed their own bodies, and those of friends, according to the traditions of Classical aesthetics. Embodying Botticelliean nymphs and Venuses, Classical sculptures, and sirens draped in material that clings to the female form or billows in a seductive Monroesque fashion, their gaze never confronts the viewer.  

However, rather than passive, still and compliant, these young figures are in control, self-assured, and enjoying their own agency as they completely immerse themselves in their hyper real earthly landscapes. For Long & Stent, ‘in dissolving the body within these spaces there is a sense of energy being liberated through the clash and mingling of matter’. This incorporation of the landscape with the female form forces the male gaze to blink and poses questions to the viewer regarding the cultural construction and representation of female sexuality and desire.

Long & Stent’s sculptures, made from blown glass slumped and deflated onto rocks collected while on location shooting their images, and containing water samples from these sites, continue this project. They act as physical conduits to these photographic works, furthering the connection between the viewer, the landscape and the figure’s experience. 

Phanta Firma is a playful fantasy that seeks to embed itself in solid ground. 

Working across photography, performance, installation and sculpture, Honey Long and Prue Stent (both b. 1993, Sydney, Australia) have been making art together since they were teenagers. Long completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, in 2015 and Stent completed her Bachelor of Arts (Photography) at RMIT, Melbourne, in 2014. Their work has been shown across Australia and in various counties internationally, including Zurich, Madrid, the United Kingdom and the United States. Recent exhibitions include London Photo, The Female Lens: 9 Contemporary Female Photographers, Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London (2018); Future Feminin, Fahey/ Klein Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Long and Stent, Nicola Von Senger Gallery, Zurich (2018); Players, curated by Cristina De Middle Puch, Photo Espanña Festival, Madrid (2017); and Sites of the Imagination, ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne (2017). They have participated in a number of projects, including This _ _ _ _ _ _ _ may not protect you but at times it’s enough to know it’s there, collaboration with Amrita Hepi, Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney (2017); Sound and Vision, Sydney Opera House, Sydney (2016); and Gucci #24 Hour Ace, LA. Long & Stent currently live and work between Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.  

 

 

 

 

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PRUE STENT & HONEY LONG have a fantastic work in CCP's Fundraiser The Art of Collecting. This is a fantastic opportunity to support the Centre for Contemporary Photography and all the wonderful work they do.

The opening is at CCP, Thursday 17 May, 6–8pm at 404 George Street, Fitzroy!

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Honey Long & Prue Stent, Suckle, 2017, archival pigment print, 87 x 58cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Suckle, 2017, archival pigment print, 87 x 58cm.

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Vault Magazine, Issue 22

Vault Magazine, Issue 22

PRUE STENT & HONEY LONG have been featured in the current VAULT magazine, Issue 22. The feature article talks about the power of their collaborative process and their upcoming exhibition at ARC ONE, opening 24 May, 6-8pm.

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An article on HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT has been published in The Good Life italia magazine #13. 

 

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Fis-Net, 2017, archival pigment print, 58 x 87cm.

Honey Long & Prue Stent, Fis-Net, 2017, archival pigment print, 58 x 87cm.

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Long & Stent, Art Collector, Issue 84, April - June, 2018

Long & Stent, Art Collector, Issue 84, April - June, 2018

HONEY LONG & PRUE STENT are profiled in What Next? in the latest edition of Art Collector, Issue 84. The article introduces five artists coming up in the art world. 

"Taking photos and making art together, in a way, has documented our process of growing up and reflected our changing thoughts and feelings," says Stent. Long adds: 'We document interactions between bodies, materials, objects and landscape and I think we focus on capturing the feelings that take shape in these exchanges."

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