Penny Byrne


SPEAKER creates a space to come together to listen to, think about and discuss ideas. It is a series of talks by contemporary artists and curators, and it offers a chance to engage with a range of art practices and cultural issues—from the emerging to the established—the local to the international.

Art Talk previously on at RMIT Intersect in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 09 August 2017 to Wednesday 09 August 2017

Penny Byrne, Love is a Battlefield, 2013 image

Published by anonymous on Monday 31 July 2017.
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Penny Byrne’s sculptural works are politically charged, highly engaging and often disarmingly humorous. Using materials such as vintage porcelain figurines and found objects, bronze and glass, 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 exemplifies how she challenges the boundaries and assumptions around her art. In 2015 she exhibited in the Venice Biennale exhibition Glasstress Gotika at Palazzo Franchetti.


12.30-1.30PM at RMIT Building 1, level 2, room 17