Christian de Vietri
- Date of Production
polyurethane, fibreglass, metal fridge
110 x 245 x 170 cm
- Credit Details
Art & Australia Emerging Artist Collection
Art & Australia Collection 2003 - 2013
Saturday, August 16, 2014 -
Sunday, September 28, 2014,
10:00 AM -
Ian Potter Foundation Gallery
Melting fridges, mysticism and microcosms are all in
Art & Australia Collection 2003 - 2013. The Art
& Australia collection includes a variety of innovative
contemporary works of art including video, painting, sculpture,
light installation, sound art and photography.
The Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award was
established by the respected art journal of the same name, to
promote the work of artists from Australia and New Zealand. The
award focuses on artists in the first five years of their practice,
supporting them with a critical text discussing their practice and
the illustration of the work on the magazines back cover.
To date, thirty-eight artists have been recipients of the award
and twenty-four works of art have been acquired for the Collection,
which represents not only a diversity of art practice but also
cultural perspectives within Australian art today.
Since winning the award and entering the collection many of
these artist's careers have flourished. Past winners include Del
Kathryn Barton: 2008 &2013 Archibald Prize winner, and Ash
Keating: 2009 Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards and inaugural Guirguis
New Art Prize in 2013, to name a few.
This exhibition comes to Ballarat as part of a national
tour by the Newcastle Art Gallery in partnership with Art