Scale is relative

Huang Yong Ping’s spectacular Ressort 2012 is part of a series of large-scale sculptures that depict a snake or dragon, a central symbol in Chinese culture, as well as in many other countries around the world. The work plays on different interpretations of the snake, from creation and temptation to wisdom and deception. Symbolically linking sky and…

View the time lapse of Sandra Selig’s ‘mid-air’

Sandra Selig’s installation practice concerns the site-specific interpretation of architectural spaces. The volume and form of space, air and light are evoked by works that employ the delicate, refined materials of nylon, plastics, cotton threads and pins. …I’ve always been interested in shapes and the formlessness of form.  These thread pieces are an attempt to…

Can a slide be art?

Our ‘experience’ is the primary ‘material’ Carsten Höller manipulates as an artist. He aims to alter how we perceive the world and spark the senses in new ways. Inspired by his work as a biologist, Höller uses the museum to make scientific and philosophical experiments that reshape our expectations about art and produce unexpected outcomes.…

Watch everyday materials transformed into a large-scale sculpture

In Future Remnant, Australian artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro transform everyday materials into an extraordinary, large-scale sculpture. In a deliberately absurd juxtaposition, a large dinosaur skeleton, meticulously constructed, climbs over makeshift Ikea storage furniture — the ubiquitous kind that appears in many households and magically reappears on the street whenever the city council collects…

From here to ear: Beyond the experience of listening

Our current exhibition Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything features over 250 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses which reflect our complex connections to the natural world with an explosion of colour, sensation and spinning delights. The exhibition, besides showcasing major new works, also marks the return of much-loved favourites including Céleste…