We weren’t surprised to find that Anne-Marie May’s RGB (Mobile) was popular with our visitors, and we’ve enjoyed watching it pop up again and again in photos on the Melbourne Now Social Hub. It’s also been the most visited, liked, ‘favourited’ and shared work of art on the Melbourne Now app and website.
So we think that May’s work should become part of the NGV Collection – but we need your help.
By making a donation, you can ensure that RGB (Mobile) stays at the NGV for the enjoyment of generations to come. If you want help, you can donate.
Anne-Marie May is a contemporary artist whose works consider connections between the fields of art, design and architecture. Over a career of several decades, she has worked with a range of everyday materials in her investigations of colour, abstraction and space. Colourful and luminous, RGB (Mobile) 2013 is a large-scale suspended sculpture made from thermo-moulded acrylic sheets. Gently moving in space, this dynamic work reveals refracted light patterns, shifting geometries and mesmerising colour harmonies. RGB (Mobile) was made by the artist especially for Melbourne Now.
Anne-Marie May was born in 1965 in Melbourne where she lives and works. She has exhibited widely since the late 1980s and was a member of the influential artist-run space Store 5, Melbourne. May has held solo exhibitions at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2004; Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland, 2004; and Murray White Room, Melbourne, 2009, 2011 and 2013. Her work was included in 21st Century Modern: 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, in 2006, and Less is More: Minimal and Post-Minimal Art in Australia at Heide in 2012.