On Golden Days
James J. Robinson


The past is portrayed systemically in our culture as a bygone era of innocence and purity. Through films, literature, music, we tend to reflect idealistically on collective history as a way of anaesthetising contemporary anxiety. However, this yearning for ‘golden days’ means we fetishise an era where prejudice against minorities was rampant – erasing the lived experiences of marginalised peoples. Without the just retelling of history, who benefits?

Raising funds for Pay The Rent, On Golden Days takes the absurdity of glorifying the past and flips it on its head; calling on Robinson’s queer, Filipino identity to rewrite history with a series of photographs and video work starring an extensive Asian cast. This is Robinson’s first solo exhibition.

Kindly sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts, Hillvale Photo, Thirds Fine Art Printing, Icon Frames, Kayell Australia, The Vision House, Thompson Film Services, Format Scan and Graphic Content.

All works are archival pigment prints on Canson Baryta Prestige 340gsm paper by Thirds Fine Art Printing in Brunswick, Victoria. All works are framed with American Black Walnut using invisible museum glass by Icon Frames in Malvern, Victoria.

Works available for purchase below via PayPal. For all enquiries please email gallery@hillvale.com.au












1.
Island in the Dark (2022)
archival pigment print
30” x 40”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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2.
The Virtuous Sin (2022)
archival pigment print
30” x 40”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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3.
Community Meeting (2022)
archival pigment print
40” x 30”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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4.
A Star is Born (2022)
archival pigment print
40” x 30”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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5.
Ain’t No Angel (2022)
archival pigment print
40” x 30”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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6.
City Lights (2022)
archival pigment print
30” x 40”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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7.
Odds Against Tomorrow (2022)
archival pigment print
30” x 40”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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8.
Heaven Bound (2022)
archival pigment print
40” x 30”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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9.
This Day and Age (2022)
archival pigment print
40” x 30”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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10.
The Girl From Spring (2022)
archival pigment print
40” x 30”, framed, edition 1/1
$4,000
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On Golden Days
Cast


Scene 1: City Lights
Ollie Conwell
Yoly Li
Jafri Yakin
Blake Zaire

Scene 2: Community Meeting
Aida Adriano
Alison Adriano
Rio Adriano
Patricia Casten
Nelson Clifton
Sasa Domingo
Henry Li
Michelle Li
Shelley Liu
Sean Louey
Angie Pai
Su Park
Petra
Sheila Robinson
Scarlett Rose
Lachy Siu
Celeste Watson

Scene 3: A Star is Born
Nak Assavatheptavee
Robert Baxter
Jia Jia Chen
Joana Crisologo
Usha Devi
Djacint Dumapias
Deanne Francisco
Claudia Lau
Daryl Lee
Arundhathi Lekshmi
Joyce Liu
Travis Loo
Maggie Madfox
Yuiko Masukawa
Hersh Nevgi
Mike Nguyen
Hyeri Park
Chris Xandrei
Yipeng Xu

Scene 4: Island in the Dark
Kevin Cheung
Ricky Sam

Scene 5: Ain’t No Angel
Cherry Kim

Canine Cast
Paloma Storey
Pie Pie Lau
Picasso Storey
Zsa Zsa Jones


On Golden Days
Crew


Photographer and Director
James J. Robinson

Producer
Rachael Morrow

Stylist
Kevin Cheung

Cinematography
Edward Goldner

Hair and Makeup Lead
Georgia Gaillard

Casting Director
Den Villar

Production Designer
Sara Glaoua

Choreographer
Aisha Kuryana

Gaffer
James Thompson

Title and Graphic Designer
Celeste Watson

1st AC
Drew Collins

Grip
Dan Mitton

Colour Grading
Fergus Rotherham

Styling Assistant
Olivia Rowan

Stage Designer
Karli Laredo

Set Designer Assistants
Will Roberts
Jack Mansour

Florist
Haley Toms

1st Hair and Makeup Assistant
Ivy Reynolds

2nd Hair and Makeup Assistant
Penelope Burke

3rd Hair and Makeup Assistant
Dan Collins

4th Hair and Makeup Assistant
Stephanie Coco

Gaffing Assistants
Jack Donald-McDowell
Kurt Robson
David Bourke

Production Assistants
Vishnu Hazell
Alex Munday
Joseph Haddad
Edeva Grace

Mustang Wrangler
Jack Robinson

Sparks Operators
Mirabai Hazell
Sasha Ebdering

Music Supervisor
Bianca Valencia

Film Processing
Werner Winkelmann, Neglab

Film Scanning
Peter Richards, Fixafilm

Supported by



Hillvale Gallery
43-45 Edward Street Brunswick 3056 Victoria Australia
gallery@hillvale.com.au
Mon – Fri, 11am – 3pm
Sun, 11am – 3pm
HVIG / FB

Hillvale Gallery
43-45 Edward Street Brunswick 3056
Victoria Australia
gallery@hillvale.com.au

Mon – Fri, 11am – 3pm
Sun, 11am – 3pm
HV / IG / FB