Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Twin cities

The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne is exhibiting Michael Parekowhai’s super-sized inflatable version of Cosmo for the first time this week. The sculpture was gifted to the gallery by the Melbourne Art Fair where it had its first showing. Deputy director of the NGV, Tony Ellwood said of the blow-up bunny. “We are excited to be exhibiting this prominent New Zealand artist for the first time.” As we have already reported, the other large inflatable rabbit Jim McMurtry, is at present on display in the foyer of the Christchurch Art Gallery.
Image: Cosmo on exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria