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Katharina Grosse: The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped

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A colourful explosion of paint not to be missed
German artist, Katharina Grosse has created an explosion of colour in a site-specific installation down at Carriageworks in Eveleigh. A former rail yard, Grosse's commissioned installation, is created by a mass of fabric, a total of 8,250 square metres, that has enveloped a large part of the entrance.

Stepping into The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then It Stopped

The work is entitled, 'Katharina Grosse: The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Metres, Then It Stopped,' and has been commissioned as part of Sydney Festival. Having been open since January 6, the work is on display until April 8, and it is definitely one not to miss.

Hanging Wall of Colour

From the walls of the building to the floor, fabric has been hung and draped, encompassing viewers with a rainbow of thirty shades of paint. In order to capture the entirety of the fabric, Grosse used a spray paint gun to apply sections and spillages of colour everywhere.

Bird's Eye View

The work is accessible by a vantage point upstairs, which you can take a lift up a few levels, which gives a bird's eye view, or through a series of slits between the fabric, that allows you to step into Grosse's field of colour. Much like Alice in Wonderland, if you choose to step through, as the fabric folds behind you, you can imagine yourself stepping onto a new land.

Draped Fabric Amongst the Architecture

Grosse's work challenges notions of the artwork, particularly as her work elicits an active engagement by its visitors. It becomes a playful engagement with colour one that enables you to touch, explore and observe. From the large scale of the work, you are invited to think of an artwork in a new way.

Ocean Landscape

If you look close enough you may find something within it. I myself, found a section on the floor which reminded me of a landscape painting of the beach.

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Why? Renowned artist, who has created an artwork and invites you onto it.
When: Until April 8, 2018
Phone: 8571 9099
Where: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Cost: FREE
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