The art starts outside.
|The High/Perpetual Xmas, No Abstractions
Scott Redford 2008
And is matched by some of the artworks. This one is a site specific work developed for APT8. Not surprisingly, the artist here is also an architect. This artwork had sensors attached and would burst into sound as you wandered amongst it.
|All we leave behind are the memories
Asim Waqif 2015
Lawrence English 2015
It's funny what you notice and you don't notice as an adult. We see what we expect to see. I saw this as three horses when I was in the gallery. It's only now, reading about this work that I see that it really isn't. An exploration of childhood toys from Myanmar.
|Another Realm (Horses)
Min Thein Sung 2015
|Tales of Navin 4
Navin Rawanchaikul 2013-15
|Hell of Tuol Sleng
Leang Seckon 2014
Francis Upritchard 2012
|The sick classroom
Noe Lay 2013
|Three Larrakitj (memorial poles)
Gunybi Ganambarr 2013-15
This next one was perhaps my favourite experience of the day. You had to remove your shoes, and duck under a very low ceiling to a room with sea grass matting, music playing and all four walls filled with kaleidoscopic vision. It made me think back to my sightly boozy visit to MONA in 2012 and wish that I had consumed as much bubbles as I had that night. Still it was fabulous even stone cold sober on a hot Brisbane afternoon.
|Ils vous regardent (They look at you)
Nicolas Molé 2015
|I wasn't the only one captivated...
Mongolian zurag painting was a new one for me. Pretty cool.
|Soldiers who don't know themselves (detail)
Gerelkhu Ganbold 2013
|Cloud Canyons No 25
David Medalla 1963/2015
Of course there are a few sculptures outside too. You can barely see the native water rat, the kuril, just in front of the elephant's eye, which is the hero of this piece apparently.
|The World Turns
Michael Parekowhai 2011-12
All of these artists were new to me. Indeed I was familiar with only one of the artists in the entire gallery, although modern asian and pacific art isn't my area of special interest. Still, it was an interesting hour or so very well spent.
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