Fiona Hall: Big Game Hunting

One of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists, Fiona Hall is best known for extraordinary works that transform mundane man-made materials into vital organic forms with both contemporary and historical resonances. This cross-disciplinary survey exhibition highlights her recent practice and her continuing focus on the political interface between nature and culture.

Art Exhibition previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 28 March 2013 to Sunday 21 July 2013

Pan troglodytes / chimpanzee image Ailuropoda melanoleuca / giant panda image Cervus elaphus / red deer image

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Compelling new bodies of work appear alongside related earlier pieces, with the installation Fall Prey (created for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany in 2012) at the core.

A ‘21st century hunter’s den’, Fall Prey comprises a macabre yet wondrous wunderkammer of trophy-style sculptures of endangered species from the United Nations ‘Red List’, rendered in military camouflage and embellished with the detritus of contemporary culture.

The complement of conceptually linked works includes stunning tapa, video and sculptural pieces inspired by a 2011 expedition to the unique marine environment of the Kermadec Trench on the Pacific Rim of Fire; an installation of innovatively re-designed beehives produced for the 2010 Biennale of Sydney; and a suite of exquisite large etchings celebrating the flora and fauna of Arnhem Land.

Venue Heide III

Curator Kendrah Morgan