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Two people lying together in bed on white sheets. Both people have animal-like features with claws, and hold each other delicately.

Exhibition: Patricia Piccinini at Galway International Arts Festival

18 Jul 2024, 11:00 am (Past)

Festival Gallery, 18 William Street, Galway

Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia’s most acclaimed artists who has received worldwide attention for her startling sculptures, installations and digital environments.

Piccinini’s work examines the connections between science, nature, art and the care. Her sculptures are familiar yet fantastical, a possible future species from a strange new world, charming and slightly unsettling creatures and mutants who blur the boundary between people and the animals we share the world with.

Her previous Festival show in 2015 drew record crowds and for GIAF 2024 Piccinini will create a large-scale, site-specific installation especially for Galway. She represented Australia at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and in 2016 her exhibition ComCiência was named the most popular contemporary art exhibition in the world by The Art Newspaper.

This exhibition includes a touch tour of the Festival Gallery Thursday 18 July at 11am. Spaces are limited. Please book your free visit by emailing Elena etoniato@giaf.ie or call: 087 7688206 by Thursday 11 July 2024.

For general queries or accessibility information, contact Galway International Arts Festival Administration Office by emailing info@giaf.ie or calling +353 91 509 700.

Festival Gallery is in association with The Dean, Galway.

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Patricia Piccinini
Touch tour