Con­tour 556

Art Almanac - - Art In Australia -

Sixty Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional artists will par­tic­i­pate in Can­berra’s pub­lic art bi­en­nial ‘Con­tour 556’ from 5 to 28 Oc­to­ber. Cu­rated by land­scape ar­chi­tect Neil Hobbs the event will see works by Emma Beer, Alex Asch, Byrd, Alexan­der Boynes, Kael Stasce, Chris Car­mody, Dan Lor­rimer, Alex Se­ton, Ros­alind Le­moh and oth­ers in­spired by the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment and its his­tory. In ad­di­tion to ex­plor­ing the site-spe­cific in­stal­la­tions au­di­ences can add to their ex­pe­ri­ence with talks and per­for­mances, or at­tend a forum on pub­lic art and space on Fri­day 26 Oc­to­ber which ties into the guid­ing prin­ci­ple of ‘Con­tour 556’, ‘to trans­form how view­ers re­mem­ber or re­call the Can­berra land­scape… search­ing for a link be­tween art and the place they ex­pe­ri­enced it in,’ says Hobbs.


Har­ijs Piekalns, Man­i­fest Sub­mer­sion, 2018, welded and folded 304 ‘Su­per Mir­ror’ 1.2 mm stain­less steel, ochre, Aus­tralian hard­wood Fabri­cated by Steel 4 You, Quean­beyan, NSW Cour­tesy the artist and Con­tour556, Aus­tralian Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory

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