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Patricia Piccinini at Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

by Suzanne on April 18th, 2011

Newborn by Patricia Piccinini, 2010, silicone, steel, human hair, possum felt - click to enlarge

It's been a while since we last had Patricia Piccinini's work featured here.

At any rate, for Australian readers, there's now finally a great chance to see some of her newest pieces (3 previously unseen sculptures) at Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide.

Her new show, Once Upon A Time, opened on Saturday and will remain on show until the end of June.

Bottom Feeder (rear view) by Patricia Piccinini, 2009, silicone, fiberglass, fox fur, steel - click to enlarge

The exhibition programme seems to be somewhat aimed at a younger audience - with lots of competitions and school holiday events planned - but there is also plenty of movie presentations and talks for more evolved hominoids who believe in contraception. Details here.

There's a special meet and greet event planned for May 14 at 12 PM with the artist speaking about her oeuvre and answering questions.

Oh, and here's your chance to see "The Gathering" again, in case you missed it:

On show: Apr 16 - Jun 26, 2011

Address: Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace , Adelaide SA 5000, AUS, tel: 61 8 8207 7000, email: agsainformation@artgallery.sa.gov.au

Gallery hours: Mon - Sun: 10 AM - 5 PM, or by appointment

Admission: $15 AUS

Press release

Artist's website

by suzanne_tumblr on December 14th, 2009



The Gathering by Patricia Piccinini (2006)

Fluffy dreams, my dears.. x

Also closing today...

by Suzanne on January 6th, 2008

The Embrace (Detail) and Bodyguard (for the Golden Helmeted Honeyeater), 2004-2005 by Patricia Piccinini

... Patricia Piccinini's Hug show at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle WA.

Off you go!

Patricia Piccinini

by Suzanne G. on July 28th, 2004

© Patricia Piccinini
(click on thumbnails for detailed view)

From top to bottom, left to right:
"Bodyguard" from: Nature's Little Helper
"The Young Family" from: We Are Family
"Red Set" from: Protein Lattice
"Part I - Laboratory Procedures" from: Science Story
"Exallocephalla Parthenopa vs Vombatus Ursinus" from: Siren Mole

"Last year I saw one of those extraordinary things, which reminds me that what I make is not so strange or far-fetched. As usual it was in a petri dish. This petri dish contained a small layer of cells, a thin skin of biological matter that was pulsating to rapid but steady rhythm. This was the first time that I had really seen stem cells. These ones had been differentiated into heart cells and they were doing what heart cells do; beating - flatly, geometrically, pointlessly..."

- Patricia Piccinini at the Biennale of Sydney, 2002

Patricia Piccinini caused quite an outrage when her We Are Family series was exhibited at La Biennale di Venezia last year.