• Artist
    Christian de Vietri
  • Title
    2nd law
  • Date of Production
  • Medium
    polyurethane, fibreglass, metal fridge
  • Dimensions
    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 - 5:00 PM

Ian Potter Foundation Gallery
Admission: Free

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 & Australia.