Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Cockatoo Island, Biennale, art

The old turbine workshop provided a spectacular setting for the art work during the 17th Biennale of Sydney. The works shown here by artist Rohan Wealleans are 'He with Glands of Wasp' (2009), 'He of 109 Names and One Tusk' (2009) and 'Janicot Vader' (2009). They really look great bathed in natural light and an industrial backdrop.

38 comments:

  1. HI
    interessanti pupazzi... a cosa servono ?
    E' forse una galleria ?
    Buona giornata.

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  2. Now those are different! And so colorful! I love them! Great captures as always! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  3. That is unique art. I agree they look great where they are located.

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  4. From all of your pictures I can tell that this is a great art exhibit. One to get you thinking. I wish I could be there to see it in person.

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  5. those are delightful. i would be snapping like crazy if i were there.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

    enjoy the brand new week.

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  6. What a contrast this artwork has with its surroundings. The names are a bit on the wacky side. Think I would like to take a closer look at the bear on the right. I wonder how many chip packets get 'inserted' into the Marilyn Monroe mouth?

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  7. Rosadimaggio63, they're actually not like puppets at all, more like sculptures. They're quite large, about 2 metres tall.

    Julie, they were actually cordoned off, so you couldn't get too close to insert anything.

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  8. I was hoping you would show some more of the art on display. Different, yet compelling. I for one would not say no to a few more...?

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  9. Some people are so creative! Perfect setting for these pieces too.

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  10. How interesting to see nature and life in front of that background. Like the last picture most. Please have a good Tuesday.

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  11. Nice captured of those... have a nice day!

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  12. What interesting art! I'll show this to my husband, he will be interested because of the industrial connection. I love all the art installations you have in your area.

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  13. the backdrop is interesting but these pieces are kinda scary.:p

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  14. their environment and the look of the sculptures are a wonderful contrast.

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  15. Rob, I don't have many more photos of the art work from the exhibition because I went on a weekend and the very last day, so most of the exhibits were very crowded. I will feature some more of the things that interested me about the island. If you really want to see more photos of the artwork, have a look at the biennale website which shows heaps.

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  16. I've thoroughly enjoyed this tour of Cockatoo Island and the art displays. You are so right that the industrial setting adds to the art exhibitions. This one is no exception. Although I am intrigued by the textures and colors of these two pieces, I'm not sure I can relate to them. But still I enjoy viewing them... shows me a different perspective. Thanks, Jim!

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  17. That "bear" (?) is very cute - I love the colour. And I love the textures on both the surfaces. Adds to the artwork, I think. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics, Jim.

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  18. 2 metres don't seems large in such buildings ;-) Great photos!

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  19. Love it all - art in an old industrial setting

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  20. You have quite a collection of photos here. And great shots too..

    Thanks for my blog, sorry your comment disappeared my guessing it's another Blogger's glitch. What a nuisance.

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  21. Oh wow! These are wild! I really like the one on the left!

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  22. Very interesting. The sculptures are nice but the background is great. I like those remnants of old industrial life.

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  23. An interesting space for interesting art.

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  24. These are amazing! Very creative indeed.

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  25. Cookatoo Island looks like a fascinating place to visit, the art very unusual.

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  26. Very funny. The one with the mouth at the tummy. Is there an opening there? Bet lots of kids and adults will want to put things inside.

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  27. Ann, yes that sculpture has shark jaw bones forming a mouth on it's tummy. The sculptures were sectioned off with ropes.

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  28. Definitely the bear! Such interesting work....

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