The Australian outback is rich with unbelievable stories.
In 1993 the Japanese doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo bought a remote pastoral station at the edge of the Great Victorian Desert, 800km north-east of Perth. Two years later, the cult was behind a deadly chemical attack on the Tokyo subway.

Perth-born artist Christopher Charles recently returned after years in Europe, delves into the mystery surrounding the cult’s activities at Banjawarn station in his latest exhibition. Incorporating found propaganda such as animated cartoons, recruitment videos, songs and comics alongside a display of artefacts from the site, this mixed media exhibition – the artist’s first in Australia – presents a chilling yet fascinating expedition into the mythology of a cult.

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