Saturday, November 26, 2011

Turn up

Michael Parekowhai’s sculpture The World Turns, a three part work in bronze, has been selected for the Premier of Queensland’s Sculpture Commission. It is to mark both the fifth anniversary of the opening of Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art in December 2011 and 20 years of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in 2012. Submissions were requested from a shortlist of three artists. Parekowhai’s proposal was the unanimous selection of the committee chaired by Queensland Art Gallery head Tony Ellwood.
Image: a visual representation of The world turns showing the three bronze elements, a life sized elephant, a school chair and a small native rat.