Jane Messenger: Patricia Piccinini

Cautionary tales

Wendy Walker


Patricia Piccinini: Once Upon a Time ...
by Jane Messenger
Art Gallery of South Australia, $75 hb, 148 pp, 9781921668050


Encompassing installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, and the moving image, Patricia Piccinini’s fifteen-year survey exhibition of sixty-five works at the Art Gallery of South Australia coincides with the period of her exploration of issues surrounding genetic modification/manipulation in the biotech era. Piccinini’s investigations are, as the exhibition’s title suggests, cautionary tales.

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Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker is an art writer, occasional curator, and the Adelaide art critic for the Australian. She is the author of Deborah Paauwe: Beautiful Games (2004) and is currently finishing a biography of Anne and Gordon Samstag. She is the curator of Imagining Interiors, an exhibition of works of art based on contemporary and historical Gothic literature, which is accompanied by a display of rare early editions of Gothic novels.

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Published in June 2011 no. 332

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