Francis Upritchard announced as commissioned artist for Art Gallery of NSW's expansion

Linda Morris for the Sydney Morning Herald: 

"The Art Gallery of NSW has announced the largest multimillion-dollar commission of artworks in its 150-year history including bronze-cast super-sized creatures that will greet visitors on arrival at its new contemporary art galleries.

 

Nine new works, more than half by women artists and three by Indigenous artists, will go on display inside and outside Sydney Modern and the existing Walter Vernon-designed building from December.

 

The largest of these will be a family of bronze-cast mythical creatures to be installed in the new Welcome Plaza.

 

Inspired by the gnarled forms of the Moreton Bay figs of Sydney Harbour the London-based, New Zealand-born artist Francis Upritchard has been bringing them to life in her Italian studio. It’s believed to be her largest commission to date."

 

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March 25, 2022
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