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Holey Hole!

On the back of his recent exhibition at Family in LA, Melbourne's Misha Hollenbach is currently solo showing in Melbourne at Utopian Slumps gallery. Holey Hole! is inspired by a real life hole at Winchester Cathedral in England that pilgrims crawled through to be close to the bones of a saint. The hole went nowhere, the pilgrims couldn't see anything, but in they'd go. (Or as Timothy Moore puts it in the exhibition catalogue: "There’s nothing not there, ya dig?") There's real reverence for ritual and mystery in much of Misha's work, which is often realized across a range of mediums. Holey Hole! includes collages, prints and ceramics that are based on something that ain't there. - Nadia