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Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection On Tour

Missed GOMA's Patricia Piccinini exhibition back in 2018? You can now take a roadtrip to Toowoomba to see her arresting pieces.
By Sarah Ward
November 11, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
November 11, 2021
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Back in 2018, the weird and wonderful combined in Patricia Piccinini's Curious Affection exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art. In the acclaimed artist's mind, bulbous creatures float through the sky, automobiles may as well be animals, and the line between humans and other critters is razor thin. It all sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie (or several), but Piccinini explores the way that nature and technology, people and animals, and the unusual and the sublime all blend across a range of mediums.

If you missed this striking showcase a couple of years back, the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery has great news — and a great reason for you to take a road trip west. From Friday, November 12–Sunday, February 27, it's displaying Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection On Tour in conjunction with GOMA, complete with some of Piccinini's best-known sculptures, photographs and videos.

Entry is free, too, so you'll be entering this otherworldly showcase without spending a cent. Expect curious creatures; boundary-pushing visions of critters that don't actually exist; a creative and probing mix of humans, animals and machines; and an all-round surreal experience thanks to one of Australia's most distinctive artists.

Images: Installation view, 'Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection' at GOMA (2018), shot by Natasha Harth.

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