This sculpture speaks of the relationship between Australians and nature. Atomic Family is an evocation of the devastation caused by humans to the natural world and to ourselves. It is about the continuing havoc rendered on the Australian land and its people, by its people. It echoes many stories, local and global - Hiroshima, Maralinga, Chernobyl, and now Fukushima. The Atomic Family - one family and every family - stands as witness to, and embodies, desecrations past and present.
stainless steel, corten steel
76 x 76 x 30 cm
Judges of the 2012 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Guido Belgiorno-Nettis AM (Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and Director of the Transfield Foundation), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW) and Professor Janice Reid AM (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW).
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