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Simon Perry, Twickenham official (detail) 2012, wax, painted wood shelf, 2 components, installation: 52 x 25 x 45 cm. © Courtesy the artist and Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy
Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though winning near the goal (still) 2012, single-channel HD video, 16:9 ratio
colour, silent, 8:06:11 minutes. © Courtesy the artist and Murray White Room, Melbourne
Take part in a conversation between senior curator Bala Starr and finalists in the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2012.
The finalists respond to their works and their experience of the prize. Gain insights into the artists’ processes: who and what inspires them and how do their works relate to the theme of sport? Ask your own questions too.
Simon Perry is a sculptor whose career spans more than twenty years. His new works, Incident at Twickenham and Twickenham official are inspired by the famous photograph taken by Ian Bradshaw in England in 1974 at a rugby union match between England and France.
For Sangeeta Sandrasegar, the goals of the athlete and the artist are linked. Both are found at the metaphorical boundaries of society, and each seeks a ‘divine’ aspect within the fullest possible human experience.Sandrasegar’s first video Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss, Though winning near the goal, takes its title from Keats’s Ode to a Grecian urn.
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Saturday 20 January 1 to 2pm
Panel: Reimagining the classics. A look at the past through a contemporary lens with artists Angela Brennan, Michael Graf and Director of Geelong Gallery Jason Smith. Moderated by Potter Director Kelly Gellatly.
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