If there was an art equivalent to Hulk Hogan and The Macho Man Randy Savage, It would be Georgia Hill and Elliott ‘Numskull’ Routledge.
Last Friday this power tag team threw Sydney into a crippler crossface and didn’t let go, artistically of course. Holding the dual show I Think About this All the Time (Georgia) and Happiness as Religion (Elliott) at The Commune, Waterloo. Georgia’s known for her signature large scale type work and striking black and white compositions, while Elliot on the other hand has been pioneering surreal landscapes through blending abstracted shapes, negative form and vibrant colours.
Could they be a cohesive unit for one night and go over as the crowd loving babyfaces they are? Or would they explode like the Mega Powers at Wrestlemania 4, ending in heart ache, leg drops and probably steroid use?
The result unsurprisingly was a huge success. With both Georgia and Elliott gracefully showcasing a style familiar with their well-earned reputations, while stepping into bold new territory of occupying lighting, media and environmental experimentation. All that is left for them is to flex for the cameras and maybe sign some babies’ foreheads.
Also big ups and maj shout outs to Australia’s own IWA Wrestling League with musical act Kissteria – The un-official afterparty to NumHillmania no.1. Oh hell yeah mane! 3:16 baby! Wooooo!