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…

Watch as we install Patricia Piccinini’s multisensory field of flowers

The Field, a multisensory installation in ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ is both a great artistic, and engineering, accomplishment that captivates all who enter the exhibition. This ambitious new commission for the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is populated with the enchanting and enigmatic creatures for which Piccinini is renowned, but uniquely they sit in a…

How can art and science be used to imagine a shared future?

Patricia Piccinini Writing Competition How can art and science be used to imagine a shared future? Ask the kids. They know how to do it. Get them early, before they’re taught that science and art are in conflict. That’s wrong. Art and science are united by creativity. In art, it’s obvious where people use their…

Story of a Maker

Patricia Piccinini Writing Competition I thought I was too old to go through all the trouble. I didn’t really believe that changes would affect me anyway. At that age, with that and skin, it is not all that easy to grow different over night. It so happened that I was developing a drinking habit for…

Mary Shelley and Patricia Piccinini’s kinship with the monstrous

We consider the legacy of Mary Shelley’s masterwork and the ‘monster’ in literature, art, and popular culture, as we reveal how art and literature help us to explore our fascination with scientific intervention and nature. How real are these imaginary beings and worlds, and why are these creations brought into existence – either through Shelley’s…