Louise Paramor: Palace of the Republic

Fri 17th November, 2017 – Mon 12th March, 2018
Ian Potter Centre
Federation Square, Corner Russell and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Baroque frivolity meets Willy Wonka meets The Jetsons.

Renowned Australian artist Louise Paramor will transform NGV Australia into an immersive, surrealist landscape of more than 100 colourful sculptures with her solo exhibition Louise Paramor: Palace of the Republic.

Commissioned by the NGV in partnership with Deakin University, the bold and bright paper works use a honeycomb technique Paramor developed while working in Berlin during the late '90s. The technique involves precise cuts of paper glued into layers, which are then pulled around a central axis to form works that reach up to three metres tall.

Paramor is known for large-scale public art commissions such as Ursa Major a polar bear wearing a top hat that now lives permanently in the backcourt of Federation Square.

A number of Paramor’s plastic sculptures will also be on display. Similar to her paper pieces, the plastic works feature vibrant pops of colour and loopy forms that defy identification despite their similarities to shapes and structures found throughout industrial design.

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