EXHIBITION COMING SOON ~ RAMSAY ART PRIZE EXHIBITION
26 MAY - 27 AUGUST 2017 ~ ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE
The Pankalangu Wardrobe for Broached Commissions was announced as one of the twenty-one finalists of this year’s inaugural Ramsay Art Prize.
Designed to ‘change the way we view artists under 40 and value their work in the canon of contemporary art’ and supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, this $100,000 prize will be announced at the Art Gallery of South Australia this Friday 26 May.
According to Western Arrernte story telling, pankalangu is a territorial being that lives in the scrub and is completely camouflaged in the desert and bush. Pankalangu can only move with the rain, and is made visible when the rain that falls on him is caught by the light, defining his form in a glistening silhouette.
The Pankalangu Wardrobe is a designed interpretations of pankalangu – this animals is adorned with scales which camouflage as they move, but when the light catches these copper scales the form is defined by a glistening silhouette.