NGV Australia, Federation Square
Ground Level, Level 2 & Level 3, Foyer
26 Aug 16 – 29 Jan 17
One of Australia’s most acclaimed sculptors, Melbourne-based Bruce Armstrong is best-known for his monumental totemic figures which can be seen in public spaces around the country. Often hewn from massive pieces of red-gum, his birds, beasts and figures have a raw energy which assert a commanding presence and engage directly with the viewer.
Bruce Armstrong: An Anthology of Strange Creatures is a major survey of the artist’s work from the 1980s through to the present. It highlights his ongoing interest in mythological figures and his enduring preoccupation with the relationship between sculpture and architectural design. Drawing from both public and private collections, the exhibition brings together over thirty of the artist’s most memorable sculptures.