Melting fridges, mysticism, microcosms and mandalas are all in Art & Australia Collection 2003 – 2013, on tour from the Newcastle Art Gallery.
The Art and Australia Collection includes a variety of innovative contemporary works of art including video, painting, sculpture, light installation, sound art and photography
IMAGE: Christian de Vietri,
2nd law (2004). Polyurethane, fibreglass, metal fridge. 110(h) x 245(w) x 170(d) cm. Art & Australia Emerging Artist Collection.
From the cavernous interior of a well-worn shoe, an elaborate and colourful world emerges.
Peter Madden’s two – and three-dimensional paper sculptures, crafted from photographs found in magazines and encyclopaedias, evoke fantastical images of a world perpetually shifting between order and chaos.
IMAGE: Peter Madden, Our Past becomes us (2014). Mounted photo-collage on pins on copper leaf with silver and gold leaf. 85(h) x 65.2(w) x 8.5(d) cm. Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, 2014.
Kids are encouraged to climb, roll, dive and spin above the Children’s Gallery in the climbing web, a large-scale multi coloured crocheted net suspended from the gallery ceiling.