Discover the fantastical world of artist Patricia Piccinini at GOMA

Get along to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) to see the work of one of the most exciting and challenging contemporary Australian artists working today.

Patricia Piccinini Balasana 2009 Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, red-necked Wallaby, clothing, rug 53 x 76.5 x 122cm. Ed. 1 of 3 Private collection, Melbourne Courtesy the artist

A range of immersive must-see artworks are premiering this weekend in the major solo exhibition ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), showing until 5 August 2018.

One of the artist’s most ambitious projects to date, ‘Curious Affection’ is influenced by science, nature, fiction and the unconscious, based on Patricia’s ongoing concern about the social and moral impact of advanced technology on people, animals, and our planet. Her fantastical creatures and environments challenge the conventional notions of beauty, perfection, and the ideal.

‘Curious Affection’ is the first time a contemporary Australian artist had presented their work at GOMA on such a grand scale, with the exhibition occupying the entire ground floor and featuring more than 70 sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings and large-scale installations.

Piccinini’s free Children’s Art Centre project ‘Curious Creatures’ also encourages under eights to enter another world – a burrow-like space that is home to fantastical, mole-like creatures. For the adult overs, there’s also an Up Late program in conjunction with ‘Curious Affection’ that will be presented across five Friday evenings from 8 June to 6 July, with live music by local and international acts, bars and floor-talks, as well as a film program at GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque which will showcase a wide range of science fiction and horror classics, together with beloved animations and documentaries.

To purchase tickets to ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ or for more information, visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au.

In partnership with GOMA, The Johnson (Art Series Hotels) has created the ultimate package, allowing for an art-inspired, luxurious sleepover, including two tickets to explore ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ at GOMA.

 Stay & See at The Johnson includes:

·         2 x Adult tickets to ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’

·         Overnight sleepover in a Studio Suite

·         Complimentary Wi-Fi

·         Minimum stay restriction and block-outs may apply for event nights

 Price: From $259

 Availability: 24 March – 5 August 2018

 Bookings: artserieshotels.com.au/package/the-johnson-stay-and-see/

Package Terms & Conditions: Two adult tickets for the ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ showcased at GOMA. Tickets will be provided at the hotel check-in.

Patricia Piccinini
Australia VIC b.1965
Teenage Metamorphosis 2017
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, found objects
25 x 137 x 75cm
Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley
Patricia Piccinini
Australia VIC b.1965
Doubting Thomas 2008
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing, chair
100 × 53 × 90cm. Edition of 3 + 1 A/P.
McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery Collection, Langwarrin. Purchased in 2010, The Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation.
Courtesy the artist

 

Patricia Piccinini Australia VIC b.1965 The Bond 2016 Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing 162 x 56 x 50cm Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
Patricia Piccinini
Australia VIC b.1965 Kindred 2017 Silicone, fibreglass, hair Ed. 1 of 3
103 x 95 x 128cm Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.
Patricia Piccinini
Australia VIC b.1965
The Carrier 2012
Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, animal fur; ed. 1/1 + 1 AP Lyon Collection, Lyon Housemuseum, Melbourne.
Patricia Piccinini
Australia VIC b.1965
The Couple (detail) 2018
Silicone, fibreglass, hair, cotton; ed. 1/3 + 1 AP
Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.

 

 

Patricia Piccinini photographed by Phoebe Powell
The Johnson (Art Series Hotels)
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