Chess sets by contemporary Australian artists

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Saturday 26 February 2011.

Claire Healy & Sean Cordiero, The Great War 2010  image Kate Rohde, Glacial chess set 2010, polyester resin and craft components image Chess sets by contemporary Australian artists image Sebastian Di Mauro Homeland rule 2010 polystyrene, fibreglass, artificial grass image Damien Hirst, Mental Escapology (detail) 2003, glass, silver, stainless steel, image Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin Chess Set 2003, hand-painted porcelain, leather, timber. image Emily Floyd Existentialism v science fiction 2010 medium density fibreboard, image Robert Jacks, Black on Blck, White on White (detail) 2010, acrylic and enamel on timber. image Ken Yonetani, Dead Sea (detail) 2010, porcelain, glass, LED wave light, metal. image Barbara KRUGER,Untitled 2005, Corian, electronic components, speakers. image

Inspired by the international exhibition The Art of Chess, Bendigo Art Gallery commissioned thirteen of Australia’s leading contemporary artists make a work in response to the game of chess.

Artists involved were Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Kate Rohde, Michael Doolan, Sebastian Di Mauro, Benjamin Armstrong, Lionel Bawden, Emily Floyd, Robert Jacks, Danie Mellor, Caroline Rothwell, Sally Smart and Ken Yonetani.
The exhibition is now touring and will open today at UQ Art Museum, until April 24 2011 before touring to McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria and the Samstag Museum, South Australia.
The Art of Chess from RS&A Ltd, London, is an ongoing project featuring chess sets designed by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists in a celebration of the game of chess and its continued relevance to the creative arts.
The project includes the following artists: Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Jake and Dinos Chapman (UK), Oliver Clegg (UK), Tracey Emin (UK), Tom Friedman (USA), Paul Fryer (UK), Damien Hirst (UK), Barbara Kruger (USA), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Paul McCarthy (USA), Alistair Mackie (UK), Mathew Ronay (USA), Tunga (Brazil), Gavin Turk (UK), Rachel Whiteread (UK).
Via Karen Woodbury Gallery Blog