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Esther Stewart and Oscar Perry

Esther Stewart has exhibited in several artist run initiatives including Blindside, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Rearview and TCB. In 2010 Esther was included in Fresh 2010 at Craft Victoria, an exhibition and award that explored new parameters of contemporary craft and design.  In 2012 Esther presented Foldout a site specific installation as part of New Babylon in Next Wave Festival 2012. Esther completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with First Class Honours in 2010, majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practice.

Oscar Perry graduated from a BFA (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009 and an Honours (Painting) from RMIT in 2012. Solo exhibitions include Imperial Leather, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2012; Moonraker, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne, 2012; and The Eagle has Landed, Rearview, Melbourne, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include S.A.A.P, Lowrise Projects, Richmond, 2012;  Boom Boom, Napier Hotel, Melbourne, 2011; and The Float, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, 2009.


  1. Esther Stewart and Oscar Perry , Das Boot

  2. Esther Stewart, Foldout

  3. Oscar Perry, Stonehenge

  4. Oscar Perry, Utopian Slumps