Australian-born sculptor Ron Mueck's work is something not to be missed. His hyper-realistic sculptures of gigantic human figures is something to behold! As a model maker and special effects technician for television and film in a past life, his attention to detail has to be seen to be believed. Currently, you'll find Mass at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square, corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets, in the City, on level three. Open from 10am to 5pm daily, this exhibition will run till 15 January 2023. It comprises 100 large-scale resin sculptures of the human skull and is a momentous and confronting work.
In a contemporary context, Mass has particular resonance. With the world grappling with enormous and intensifying challenges; the atrocity of war, pestilence, a changing climate, floods, fires and famine, it is sadly a confronting and poignant monument for our times. Entry is free so be sure to visit Mueck's work known for attention to detail, choice of subjects and use of scale.
Saturday 6 August 2022 at 2pm
Another free event on Saturday 6 Aug 2pm, join musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) for a performance curated and inspired by Ron Mueck's Mass. ANAM musician Lily Bryant will respond to Mass through this concert program, exploring the theme of death as it has been represented in music throughout history, by artists from a range of backgrounds.
Two of Schubert's most famous and most haunting lieder bookend the program that wanders through musical depictions and impressions of death; explorations of mortality; an artist's last moments. Spanning hundreds of years of musical development, these works allow us to see (and hear) humanity at its most vulnerable. See the event page for full details, the program and your list of musicians on the flute, clarinet, violin, cello and electric guitar, along with guest soprano Alisya Rae. Mueck and Music for free sounds like an opportunity you can't refuse.