The Motel Sisters, Paris and Tacky Motel, are a collaborative and multi-faceted duo from Western Sydney. Their work engages with Australian society, pop culture and the contemporary art world. The characters are loosely based on celebrities, over-media-saturated socialites like as Paris Hilton. They have crashed TV shows such as Ready Steady Cook and The Catch-up, and performed at galleries including the Finnish Kiasma and Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Attempting to rise to fame as art scene anti-socialites and daytime television-show-crashers, The Motel Sisters have used their profile to explore the relationship between their suburban roots and their identity as artists. Alongside guerrilla-style public performances, over the years they have used social networking sites such as MySpace, Twitter, Facebook, Chat Roulette, Instagram and YouTube to perform and exhibit their work.