Auguste Blackman was born into a jungle. The progeny of Charles and Barbara Blackman, he recalls growing up surrounded by “food, wine, good conversation and marvellous paintings”. When his parents hosted dinner parties - attended by everyone from Barry Humphries, to Brett and Wendy Whiteley, Francis Bacon, Sid Nolan and even Spike Milligan - the kids invented their own creative universe.
‘The Jungle’ resparks this feeling. Like a fine art ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, these works bridge our child and adult selves. Ripe with wonder, Auguste draws us back to a childhood spent building cubbies houses, befriending soft toys and creeping between our parent’s legs. Welcome to The Jungle.