Get free entry to Patricia Piccinini exhibition
Works by Patricia Piccinini, one of Australia's most internationally recognised contemporary artists, and Joy Hester (1920-60), the pivotal female artist of Melbourne’s ‘Heide circle’ and one of Australia's most celebrated modernists, will be presented together in the world-first exhibition, Patricia Piccinini & Joy Hester: Through love … at TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville.
The exhibition will include more than 50 works on love and intimacy, including a major new sculpture by Piccinini and rarely-seen works by Hester, revealing the incredible spectrum of human and non-human relationships.
Melbourne-based artist Piccinini is known for her large-scale, life-like sculptures of hybrid forms that often fuse together human and animal characteristics to examine the increasingly blurred boundary between the artificial and natural worlds.
Piccinini’s early practice was profoundly influenced by the work of Hester, acclaimed for her highly personal brush and ink drawings that evoked emotional extremes from passion to loneliness. These which will be exhibited as touchstones for Piccinini’s extraordinary sculptures, photography, video works and drawings.
Piccinini became Enterprise Professor in Art at the University of Melbourne in 2017. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1991 and received a Doctor of Visual and Performing Arts (honoris causa) from the University in 2016.
Thanks to TarraWarra Museum of Art, we have three double passes for alumni to attend 'Patricia Piccinini & Joy Hester: Through love …'. For your chance to win a double pass, simply answer the following question here by close of business on Monday 26 November.
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