Adam Cullen has been charged for drink driving and gun possession following a run-in with Goulburn police in July. The former Archibald prize winner is looking at up to 14 years jail time for possession of a taser and a slingshot, a Wesson .357 calibre revolver, a single-barrel shotgun, a Ruger .22 self-loading rifle and a US carbine M1 .30 self-loading rifle.
At the time of his arrest, Cullen was preparing for his exhibition Independent Judiciary (Mother’s Milk) (exhibited in August at Chalk Horse, Sydney). Cullen created the works for the show by firing guns at aerosol cans that then spattered onto the canvases he’d set up behind them. ”All I was doing was making art,” Cullen said when he was pulled over. ”I know it’s a very eccentric thing to be doing, but it was a great show.”
He’ll appear in Downing Centre Court on Thursday.