Presented by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, The Studio is the Gallery’s hands-on
space where art lovers of all ages can participate in creative activities associated with the
For the exhibition Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, The Studio will be transformed into a playful panorama of plinths, create mixed-media figurative sculptures exploring scale, proportion, movement and emotion.
Supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, this incarnation of The Studio takes as its starting point that often overlooked art world object - the plinth. Lauded by some, ridiculed by others and ignored by many, the plinth, and its changing form and function, provides us with a concise history of art.
From Rodin's refusal to use traditional plinths (he sometimes used antiquities and found objects as bases for his sculptures) through to hand-carved, mirrored and textured plinths that function as works of art in their own right, artists have constantly challenged our ideas about art and the best ways to display it. The plinth, as idea and object, provides the starting point for The Studio's current activities.
All ages welcome....
When Daily from Friday 3 March, 10am-4.45pm
(may be in use by school groups on weekdays, 10am-2.30pm)
Where The Studio, adjacent to the Gallery Shop
Cost Free, all materials supplied
Schools are offered exclusive access between the hours of 10am and 2pm daily. To check if The Studio is in use by a school group, we recommend that you call 08 8207 7065 prior to your visit.
image detail: Nicholas Folland, born Adelaide 1967, Will it fit in the lift ..., 2013, zebra hide, timber, steel, 120 x 160 x 25 cm © Nicholas Folland, courtesy Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne. photo: Saul Steed.