Retrospectology: The World According to Patricia Piccinini

19 Dec 2002–2 Mar 2003

ACCA Main Exhibition Gallery

The first major survey exhibition by this important Australian artist with an international reputation, Retrospectology brought together Piccinini’s major three-dimensional and digital projects.  The spaces of ACCA provided two distinct and perfect environments to explore the mutable atmospheres and weird creatures that have come to represent Piccinini’s worldview.  Issues of bioethics, biotechnologies and the environment remain constant themes throughout the artist’s prodigious output of animated sculptures, video interactives and immersive environments.  Children were delighted and adults in awe of her population of synthetic organisms, odd animals, bio-morphed baby trucks and tropical forests.  

Curator: Juliana Engberg
Project Manager: Geraldine Barlow

Retrospectology: The World According to Patricia Piccinini

In the Press
16 September, Herald Sun, Watch this space
January 2003, Qantas Magazine, Arts/Mixed Media
February 2003, The Melbourne Anglican, Patricia Piccinini future perfect
Autumn 2003, Broadsheet, Patricia Piccinini
ACCA Press Release

Other Material
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