THE SKYWHALE

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Meet the Skywhale, a gi­ant hot-air bal­loon de­signed by Aus­tralian artist Pa­tri­cia Pic­cinini in 2013 to cel­e­brate the 100th birth­day of Aus­tralia’s cap­i­tal city, Can­berra. When it flew over Can­berra in 2013, crit­ics ar­gued this turtle­like float­ing sculp­ture did not rep­re­sent the city, and com­plained about its cost. The con­tro­ver­sial sculp­ture is now back! On Novem­ber 22, it will float over the Yarra Val­ley, in Vic­to­ria, to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tion “Pa­tri­cia Pic­cinini and Joy Hester: Through Love ...” at the Tar­raWarra Mu­seum of Art. Since its Can­berra de­but, the Skywhale has ap­peared in Ja­pan, Ire­land and Brazil.

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