2014 – Mikala Dwyer ‘The Weight Of Shape’

Mikala Dwyer’s The Weight of Shape balances between ceiling and floor, hovering in and around the viewer’s field of vision. The weight of shape is a physical demonstration of thought patterns: at once geometric and organic; synthetic and natural; opaque and translucent; slick and porous; flat and voluptuous; at some moments static and then unexpectedly and uncontrollably mobile.

Rachel Ciesla
2012 – Ian Burns ‘Clouds’

One of Australia’s most exciting international exports, Ian Burns created Clouds for the 2012 Melbourne Art Foundation Commission. Against the cultural backdrop of the increasingly virtual nature of the screen-based image, Ian Burns presented a sculptural work that links the technological screen with embodied experience.

Rachel Ciesla
2010 – Jon Campbell ‘Stacks on’

Described as an Australian ‘pop painter’, Jon Campbell created Stacks On as a massive assemblage of light boxes and banners, adorned with sewn and painted elements. It leads Fair visitors from the northern entrance to the majestic dome of the Royal Exhibition Building.

Rachel Ciesla
2006 – Michael Parekowhai ‘Cosmo’

Michael Parekowhai’sCosmo is caught in the headlights or perhaps looking down the barrel of a shotgun. Either way, he’s running scared. He seems to be the underdog, but don’t be fooled by his cute exterior.

Rachel Ciesla