Australia’s leading manufacturer of insulated building wall, ceiling and roof panels, Bondor has renewed their commitment to the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair for a second year. The leading building solutions provider will be sponsoring one of Australia’s most highly regarded contemporary artists, Patricia Piccinini to display her site specific work ‘The Field’ at the Sydney art fair.
Reimagined for the Sydney audience, Patricia Piccinini’s work 'The Field' will consist of a vast landscape of 3,000 genetically modified flowers that anchored her immersive exhibition 'Curious Affection' at the QAGOMA in Brisbane this year. The Sydney event will be the first time this installation is seen outside of Brisbane, and Bondor’s sponsorship will enable the transfer of the Melbourne artist’s work to Sydney.
The Sydney Contemporary Art Fair will be held September 13 - 16, with Bondor product to be used as the floor for the display. The annual event will feature more than 80 international and Australian galleries this year.
Barry Keldoulis, CEO and Fair Director said Bondor’s support helps them bring a whole range of artists to Sydney and contributes greatly to the creation of Australasia’s biggest premium art fair. Bondor’s involvement this year follows their successful partnership with artist Robyn Stacey on the camera obscura commission ‘Double Take’ for Deutsche Bank in 2017.
Observing how artistic visions need good craftsmanship and technical expertise to bring them to life, Mr Keldoulis noted that Bondor stood out from the crowd as a company willing to think creatively and fluidly about how their products can be used.
Geoff Marsdon, Bondor’s Executive General Manager said working with leading artists such as Patricia Piccinini helped the company test their creative limits. Bondor will continue their support of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and play their part in expanding the creative and aesthetic horizons of the Australian community and the built environment, he added.
Portrait of Patricia Piccinini captured in her studio in Melbourne for the Sydney Contemporary Program Launch holding one of the flowers that will be part of the installation. Image credit: Photograph by Mark Chew
Installation by Patricia Piccinini: The Field 2018
3000 objects: ABS and PPE plastic in variable dimensions
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA. Image courtesy of QAGOMA