Robert Mapplethorpe, Self-portrait, 1980 (detail) © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used with permission.

Here at KYD we love our wonderful members – you are the reason we can continue to publish great Australian writing. That’s why we’ve got a special member-only offer to say thanks for your support.

We’re giving away a double pass to see the new exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The perfect medium at the Art Gallery of NSW. Running from 27 October 2017 to 4 March 2018, this comprehensive survey of Mapplethorpe’s career celebrates one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century. Featuring over 200 works from still lifes to portraits and figure studies, it charts Mapplethorpe’s involvement in New York’s gay scene, and his pursuit of what he called ‘perfection in form’.

To be entered into the draw automatically, simply purchase a Kill Your Darlings Membership from just $14.95. New Members will also go in the draw to win two bottles of Veuve Clicquot champagne!

Current members, simply email your name and contact details to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Mapplethorpe’ to enter.

Entries close midnight AEDT Friday 3 November.

Terms and Conditions 
Offer available from 26 October–3 November 2017. During this period, any new KYD Member is automatically entered into the draw to win one double pass to see Robert Mapplethorpe: The perfect medium, thanks to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Existing KYD Members can enter the competition by email (see details above). One winner will be drawn at random and notified on Monday 6 November 2017. This promotion is only open to Australian-based members.