Monday, 5 January 2009

Brisbane Art: Ron Mueck's "In Bed" @ Optimism Exhibition, Gallery of Modern Art, Southbank

This photo really doesn't do justice to this piece of art. The base is about 8 metres by 5 metres, and the woman's head is about 1.7 metres above ground: that is, as tall as an average person. "In Bed" is part of the free Optimism exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, in the Cultural Centre at Southbank. It's on until February 22nd 2009.


Ali said...

Mueck's work is amazing! Thanks for reminding me about this exhibition, must get along and visit it

PS thank you also for including BrisStyle on the 'Desire to Inspire' blog post list of Brissie bloggers :)

David J said...

Yep, you must! It's awesome and you can take photos on the third level (one of the guards told me this is because all the pieces on that level are owned by the Gallery).

There's plenty of really striking pieces - I'm not very "arty" but there were some works that really stood out and made me go "wow". Be sure to check out the Vespa scooter-styled sculpture on the ground floor.

And no worries - BrisStyle looks like it's full of interesting craftspeople, thought "Desire to Inspire" really needed to know about it.