Sunday, August 20, 2006

Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale is currently on in Sydney. It is an exhibition of Contemporary Visual Art held in Sydney with many venues throughout the city.

I went to the NSW Art Gallery this week and there was some very interesting work although much of it confounded me somewhat but here are some photos.

This is a map of the world made up of layers of a rough calico type fabric. It was really difficult not to touch as it was very tactile

Nike Savvas - Atomic: Full of love, full of wonder. This was the main reason I went to the exhibition and it did not disappoint. The whole room shimmered and vibrated with thousands of individually painted ping pong balls. It was mesmorising

The wall piece was made up of hundreds of pages of Vietnamese Braille pages by Savanhdary Vongpoothorn and again, my hand was itching to touch.

The best use I have seen of fluorescent lights - this corridor was about 50 m long and brilliant to walk through

This work is made out of corregated cardboard rings suspended from the ceiling. The light is from the window behind

Each piece contains a word - not sure of the relevance of each word but the overall effect was wonderful


Karen said...

Excellent, thank you so musch for sharing

Nic Bridges said...

Welcome back to blogland!! and thanks for the pics - the ping pong balls are awesome (very inspirational).