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

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

Please note that this event has been cancelled

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.