Tom O'Hern is a Hobart based artist. He draws pictures of hairy men and dead animals and cars on fire and skeletons and penises. Slack Babbath is a collection of painting (drawing), animation (drawing) and drawing about devil worship, death and witchcraft.
"I used to go out with this girl who owned a goat. It was a really big goat. Like the biggest you've seen. It would get lonely in the paddock where it only had this old nanny goat for company, and it would come up to the house. In the middle of the night you'd hear a bit of noise and turn on the light. The goat would be pressed right up against the window, bleating and wanting to come in. Apparently in the Middle Ages people used to gather in cemeteries to worship the devil by kissing goats on the bum. I find this incredibly hard to believe. They have horrible bottoms. I think the goat is dead now. It was a while ago".
24 April - 4 May 2013
8 Lacey Street
Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
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