(WAG Members) Curator-led guided tour: HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News

event date: 
Friday, 29 March 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please note that this is event is exclusively for WAG Members only. New members are welcome to sign up prior to the event or on the day.

WAG Members are invited to attend an exclusive, after-hours tour of HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News​ by Penny Byrne led by the WAG's Curator of Exhibitions and Outreach.

Light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs required; email gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au or call 03 5559 4949 to reserve your place.

HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News

"HIGH VIS: Protest, People and Power in a time of Fake News" is a solo exhibition by Penny Byrne that builds on a significant body of work that the artist has been developing since creating "iProtest" in 2012. In this highly relevant and ambitious exhibition, Byrne applies her keen sense of politics to interrogate, through sculptural and installation practice, whether individuals have any true agency or ability to determine ‘truth’ when it is has become intertwined with subjectivity and sentiment and blurred by fake news and the effects of mass participation.

Penny Byrne

Penny Byrne is a Melbourne-based artist whose sculptural works are politically charged, highly engaging and often disarmingly humorous. Using materials such as bronze, glass, vintage porcelain figurines and found objects, Byrne's work presents an ongoing inquiry into popular culture and international politics. Her background in ceramics conservation and the law informs her practice. Byrne's ability to work across varying mediums, and scales exemplifies how she challenges the boundaries and assumptions around her art. Byrne has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and is represented in a number of private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Warrnambool Art Gallery, RMIT University Art Collection and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. She is represented by Michael Reid, Sydney + Berlin, and Coates and Scarry, London, UK.

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Image credit: Penny Byrne, Love is a Battlefield 2013 (detail). Bronze and enamel. On loan from UAP.