16 April - 26 June 2011
Patricia Piccinini: Once upon a time… is a spectacular exhibition that promises to transport you to a land not so far far away. Drawn primarily from private collections, and including an exciting new work seen here for the first time, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a group of cautionary tales that span the artist’s fifteen-year oeuvre to date. Through the realism of photography, moving image, sculpture, drawing and installation, Piccinini will transport you to strange locations that are eerily familiar. Confronted by her seemingly grotesque hybrid beings and anthropomorphic machines, she will challenge you to find beauty in a world that can never be perfect.
Download a PDF version of the exhibition brochure here
Adult $15; Concession $12; Member $10; Students (with valid student card) $10; Child (U16) Free; School groups (Primary/Secondary) Free; Season ticket $15, available to Members only
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Guided Tours - Patricia Piccinini: Once Upon a Time...
Daily at 11am and 2pm
Cost: Free with exhibition entry
Meet: Exhibition entrance
In the Lab
Until Sunday 26 June
The Lab is an activity space provided free for children and families. After your exhibition visit you will be able to make your own wonderful creations and lifeforms, using a range of materials. Activities that change weekly include Flipped Out Fantasy, Hideous Hybrids, Humanimals and Cyberpets and Man or Machine.
Between 10am and 11.30am and between 12.30pm and 2pm school group bookings take preference. Open on all weekends throughout the exhibition, professionally tutored art and craft activities, free of charge.
Friday 24 June - Sunday 26 June, 5 - 8pm
Sunday 26 June, 10am - 4pm
Planning a school visit?
To find out more about school group bookings for this exhibition, please contact our DECS Education Manager on 8207 7033. Education Resource available online here.
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Patricia Piccinini, Australia, born 1965, The Long Awaited, 2008, silicone, fibreglass, human hair, plywood, leather, clothing, 92.0 x 151.0 x 81.0 cm. Detached Cultural Organisation, Hobart. Courtesy of the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Haunch of Venison, New York, and Byblos Art Gallery, Verona. Photographer: Graham Baring.