Game, Claim, Exclaim! is an artwork that has been created in the form of a playful fantasy experience, featuring a miniature scene that shows two friends enjoying the fun and competition of a water game. The scene takes place atop a teetering stack of ceramic cups from a child's tea-set, which sit atop a timber game of catch the ball in the cup; all held in place by a glass jar filled with landscape elements. Created with fragments of a larger world, the gardens that can be seen to be growing within, and from the artwork, are also designed as symbolic spaces, worlds within worlds, referring to more than can be seen.
Courtesy of Arthouse Gallery
Kendal Murray lives and works in Sydney. She has exhibited her artwork regularly in solo exhibitions since 1995, whilst participating in both international and national group exhibitions. Her work is represented in public and private collections in Australia, and private collections in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and New York.
Kendal Murray is currently lecturing in Design at the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney, and is represented by Arthouse Gallery.
mixed media assemblage
36 x 14 x 19 cm
Beowulf Award; Finalist
Kendal Murray, in conversation with Professor Ian Howard, discusses her work Game, Claim, Exclaim! and answers questions from the audience. Recorded on 10 October 2015 at the exhibition.
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Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).