Through gestures, posture and facial expression we communicate without words to the world around us.
Body language is universal, as it crosses cultures and languages and does not belong to any conventional code of communication. We tend to express ourselves subconsciously, giving insight into unspoken emotions, thoughts, ideas and truths. Tattoos are an example of a distinct type of illustrative body language. Traditionally used as decoration for spiritual purposes, the body becomes a marked canvas conveying a vast array of meanings to the viewer without a sound.
Artists featured include Alex Austin, Julie Bartholomew, Tanmaya Bingham, Robert Boynes, Penelope Cain, Graeme Chambers, Will Coles, Doble & Strong (courtesy of Block Projects, Melbourne), Aniseh Fakhri, Todd Fuller, Irianna Kanellopoulou, Melinda Le Guay, Julian Meagher (courtesy of Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney), Helen Mueller, Katy Mutton, Indigo O'Rourke (courtesy of Lindberg Galleries, Melbourne), Patsy Payne, Josh Raymond, Kate Scardifield, Sylvia Schwenk (courtesy Artereal Gallery, Sydney), Marc Standing, Claire Steele, Leyla Stevens, Liz Stops, Peter Tilley.