The most ambitious exhibition to date of work by Patricia Piccinini will open exclusively at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) next March, becoming GOMA’s largest ever solo exhibition by an Australian artist.
The exhibition will run from 24 March to 5 August 2018 and will feature some of Piccinini’s most recognisable life-like sculptures, among them The Bond 2016, a woman lovingly cradling an ambiguous creature, along with Big Mother 2005, The Comforter 2010, and The Carrier 2012.
It will include a large-scale, newly commissioned inflatable sculpture suspended in GOMA’s atrium – a continuation of ideas the artist explored in the controversial hot air balloon work titled The Skywhale, a commission that marked the Centenary of Canberra in 2013.
The GOMA exhibition will also feature a major new installation The Field, a landscape of some 3000 genetically modified flower sculptures that will draw visitors into a vast, multisensory environment.
For more information or to purchase tickets to 'Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection' visit www.qagoma.qld.gov.au.
Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / The Bond 2016 / Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing / 162 x 56 x 50cm / Courtesy the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.