Art Talk: Penny Byrne

Art Talks: Free Lunchtime Lecture

Penny Byrne

© Penny Byrne, Green Wash Warrior Rides in to Save the Planet, (detall) 2010. Holmesglen Collection of Contemporary Art. Reproduced courtesy of Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art.

Penny Byrne has been described as a political cartoonist who uses ceramics. Highly regarded as a leading authority on ceramic restoration, Byrne started making her own work in 2001; it covers a range of contemporary issues from the environment to Australian and American politics and lampoons the failings of contemporary society. The artist’s reworked ceramic figurines – often made from the kitsch remnants of someone else’s interior design disaster – have captured people’s imagination and incited much commentary with their witty and unapologetic imagery. Penny Byrne will be speaking about her career as an artist and conservator (and the move from the latter to the former) in a free public lecture at the Chadstone campus. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn more about one of Australia’s most talented sculptors.

When: 12.30 – 1.30pm, Tuesday 10 May
Where: C1.1.33 Holmesglen Chadstone campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone 3148 (Melway Ref: 69 E1)
Bookings are essential: Telephone 03 9209 5606 Email –  artcollection@holmesglen.edu.au

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