AGSA reveals new sculptures - Art Collector

Julia Robinson, Theif, 2012. Boiled wood, blanket, fabric, thread, bucket, enamel, foam and wire, 200 x 250 x 80cm. Courtesy: the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

21 August 2013 | The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) has revealed a number of new sculptural acquisitions, including one by Adelaide-based Julia Robinson and Australian-born Ricky Swallow.

Thief, pictured above, is the second work by Robinson to join the AGSA collection. Robinson creates sculptures and installations that combine traditional craft techniques and hybridised objects. She currently lectures at Adelaide Central School of Art and is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery in Melbourne.

Ricky Swallow, The Exact Dimensions of Staying Behind, 2005. English limewood, 69.8 x 109.9 x 104.8cm. Courtesy: the artist

AGSA has also acquired The Exact Dimensions of Staying Behind by Ricky Swallow, pictured above. AGSA director Nick Mitzevich has stated he had been trying to obtain a Ricky Swallow piece for some years, and that it is his intention to add more landmark contemporary Australian works to the gallery's collection. Swallow was Australia's representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale and is currently based in Los Angeles.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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