The Story of the Girls | Ben Mercer & Tom Pender

The Story Of The Girls
Ben Mercer & Tom Pender
Saturday 21 March – Sunday 5 April 2020
Launch 22nd March 2020, 2-4pm
The Story of The Girls is a high-camp exhibition that features outrageous Barbie-style doll characters known as The Girls. Resulting from 25 years of ‘creative play’ between gay best friends Ben Mercer & Tom Pender, The Story of The Girls not only celebrates a true friendship, but proves that boys like to play with dolls too!
As young gay men in early 90s Australia, Ben and Tom used The Girls to ‘play out’ their fantastical selves, unconstrained by the homophobic world that they found themselves growing up in. The Girls became both muses for their artistic creations, as well as the outward expression of their inner drag queens.
Now, as mature gay men, Ben and Tom proudly share The Girls with the world! Out of the closet, and into the art gallery!
Image credit: The Story of The Girls, digital photograph, 2019, Ben Mercer and Tom Pender.
Proudly supported by the Bendigo PRIDE Festival

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