The works of Ross Watson, realist painter and haunting photographer, go on show at the Dank St Depot Gallery on 26 February.

Exhibiting two collections, his Silence Paintings and Catalogue XXCIII series of photographs, the show gives a broad overview of Watson’s ability to re-interpret classic themes with a homoerotic twist.

Inspired by the SBS miniseries Always Afternoon, the Silence Paintings address themes of unspoken love between servicemen, both past and present. The photographic series continues to explore the emotions involved with desire through a series of sexually charged portrait shots, which feature such well-known faces as Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears and Melbourne singer Eran James.

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