Looking at Patricia Piccinini’s monsters looking at us

Our culture — its art, music, theology and techno-science — is filled with the promises of monsters, that is to say, the irreverent energy of those who deviate from prescriptive normality.1 Known for her imaginative lifelike creatures, visit ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection‘ at GOMA until 5 August 2018, and ponder our place in a world…

In the garden of good and evil: Judith Wright’s personal insights

In the garden of good and evil is Brisbane artist Judith Wright’s most recent work in an ongoing project that aims to construct the imagined life of a lost child. Here, the artist gives some personal insights into the many elements of this moody multimedia installation, which ultimately tells of the resilience of memory and life.…

Turning bats into fungi: Watch as we install Patricia Piccinini’s Grotto

Patricia Piccinini has terraformed her suite of immersive multisensory installations at GOMA during ‘Curious Affection‘ to resemble earth – however she has taken every freedom, turning flowers into flesh, torsos into trees, and bats into fungi – and vice versa. Brimming with fertility, Piccinini conjures a sense of how very different our world could be if…

The peace between lightning and thunder: Watch as we install Patricia Piccinini’s diorama

Known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, hybrid creatures, Patricia Piccinini uses sculpture, installation, and sound in her fantastical diorama to realise a compassionate vision inspired by science, and mythology. As you wander through ‘Curious Affection‘ you can hear Francois Tetaz’s wistful and wondrous soundscape before entering Piccinini’s The peace between lightning and thunder – an unexpected…