Phuan Thai Meng’s work lies as if in disrepair

Malaysian artist Phuan Thai Meng’s photorealist paintings depict urban environments in unique and suggestive ways. He offers glimpses into the forgotten spaces of cities that lie between rapid construction and urban decay, relaying the relationship between these seldom-considered environments and local inhabitants. An educator and co-founder of the artist collective Rumah Air Panas (RAP), Phuan…

Tiffany Chung’s installation gleams seamlessly

Tiffany Chung, a highly regarded South-East Asian artist has developed an ambitious work, specially commissioned for the Gallery’s Collection. The installation features in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) which closes Sunday 14 April. Born in Vietnam, artist Tiffany Chung spent much of her youth in California, where she completed postgraduate studies before…

Gimhongsok’s Canine Construction

Recently acquired for the Collection, Canine Construction 2009 by South Korean artist Gimhongsok is both likeable and enigmatic. The sculpture features in ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) which closes Sunday 14 April. Gimhongsok’s work is characterised by a deadpan humour. His references to art history and contemporary culture collide with political…

Highlight: Huang Yong Ping ‘Ressort’

Through the generous support of Tim Fairfax, AM, the Gallery has recently commissioned and acquired one of the signature works of APT7, Ressort 2012, a sculpture by the Chinese–French artist Huang Yong Ping. A gigantic aluminium snake skeleton that spirals 53 metres across the Watermall, Ressort 2012 is a fitting centrepiece for APT7. This is not…

Interact, Create, Educate with APT7

Are you looking for some new ideas and inspiration for your classroom? Why not visit The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) with your students for an engaging, educational learning experience! The Gallery has developed a range of education resources for you and your students. APT7 education resources address a range of cross-curriculum areas, in particular…

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT)

Edited version of Suhanya Raffel’s Foreword from ‘The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT7) publication. Two decades ago, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) affirmed this Gallery’s commitment to programs of international and national relevance, and renegotiated the framework in which contemporary art was presented. In 2012, the APT remains just as vital,…