Tuesday, 13 March 2018

SLOT@Macquarie University Art Gallery | Tony Twigg

Tony Twigg. Ubu's Chair 1986.

A Macquarie University Art Gallery exhibition in collaboration with Brenda Colahan Fine Art from 9 March-10 May. 

To be opened by Dr Andrew Simpson, Honorary Fellow, Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University on Wednesday 14 March at 6pm.

Abstraction 111, opening at the Macquarie University Art Gallery will feature a puppet installation Ubu’s chair by Tony Twigg, first exhibited at Performance Space in 1986. The installation was purchased in entirety by James Baker and included in the opening exhibition of his Museum of Modern Art, Brisbane, Contemporary art in Australia, a review in 1987. Later the work was sold to Peter Bohem who has donated it to the collection of the Maquarie University Art Gallery.

Curators Rhonda Davis and Kate Hargraves 
Artists James Doolin, Geoffrey de Groen, Dale Hickey, Christopher Hodges, Robert Jacks, Alun Leach-Jones, Ildiko Kovacs, Rocket Mattler, Harald Noritis, Ti Parks, Robert Rooney, Jenny Sages, Rollin Schlicht, Joseph Szabo, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Tony Twigg, Craig Waddell and John A White. 

Below is a snippet of the review written by Terence Maloon when Ubu's Chair was first shown at Art Space 

The Sydney Morning Herald 14th July 1986. Arts and Entertainment Review by Terence Maloon.