Snake and Friends is:
Al Montfort was born in Melbourne and grew up in the Latrobe Valley. Since moving back to Melbourne Al has mostly played music with Straightjacket Nation, The UV Race, Total Control, Dick Diver, Lower Plenty, Eastlink, Russell Street Bombings and sometimes solo as Snake. Al studied Politics and Australian Indigenous studies and has worked in warehouses, shops, markets and posted up posters.
Amy Hill lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria. When not playing in local bands Constant Mongrel, The Backstabbers or Sleepless Nights, Amy paints images of recurring shapes and geometric forms in unknown spaces. Greyed arches on vacant plains, impossible shadows and absent mindscapes. The wandering consciousness of these paintings seem to shift us into ill-ease by combining inconsistent pattern and familiarity. The pastel glare flattens diminishing space into a blurry kind of dystopia like prozac or denial.
Photo: Xanthe Waite