The National Gallery of Australia unveiled its 2020 program this week, including the spectacular news that Patricia Piccinini has been commissioned as part of The Balnaves Contemporary Series to create Skywhalepapa, a new companion to Skywhale (2013), which returns to Canberra after six years touring Australia and the world.
Together they form a skywhale family that will be launched near the Gallery and take flight over Canberra eight times during the exhibition period. The sculptures will then float across the skies of Australia as a National Gallery travelling exhibition.
Skywhales: Every heart sings is an NGA #KnowMyName project celebrating the work of Australian women artists, and the third instalment of The Balnaves Contemporary Series.
Patricia Piccinini’s current exhibition Chromatic Balance is on view now at Tolarno Galleries until 14 December 2019.
Image: Patricia Piccinini Skywhalepapa 2019/20 (artist’s sketch)
Tolarno Galleries is pleased to present Patricia Piccinini‘s latest exhibition, Chromatic Balance.
Available works include The Balance, a major new sculpture, together with a striking series of unique Panelworks and Shoeforms exploring the naturalisation of technology through form, colour and surface.
On view from 16 November to 14 December 2019.
Tolarno Galleries welcomes visitors of all ages, however some exhibitions such as this one cannot accommodate prams and strollers.
Image: Patricia Piccinini The Balance 2019. ABS plastic and automotive paint, 230 (h) x 187 (w) x 150 (d) cm, edition of 3 + 1AP
Thanks to the 24,000+ visitors who attended teamLab: Reversible Rotation between 5 October – 2 November 2019!
Presented by Tolarno Galleries, in association with exhibition partners Martin Browne Contemporary and Melbourne International Arts Festival, teamLab: Reversible Rotation, included four mesmerising screen works: Waves of Light (12 screens), Reversible Rotation – Black in White (7 screens), Enso – Cold Light (single screen) and Reversible Rotation – Cold Light (single screen), exploring the concept of Spatial Calligraphy and the movement of waves in water.