The Kissing Swans

 

Swell Sculpture Festival
Currumbin Beach
Queensland
10 - 23 September 2013


The Kissing Swans is a sculpture made by repurposing a 22-foot flood-affected caravan. Inside it Chris has projected videos with sound. It won the 2013 Swell Sculpture Festival, judged by Julie Ewington, Curatorial manager Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane. With support from a Regional Arts Development Grant and Creative Regions The Kissing Swans was exhibited in the Main Pavilion of the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct. It was the first time the sculpture had been presented in Bundaberg since the caravan was sourced from the University Drive Waste management Facility there in March 2013. The precinct was used as an evacuation centre during the January 2013 floods and storms. While Chris was in Bundaberg he consulted with the community, delivered a sculpture masterclass, visited local organisations and groups and developed a plan for a Bundaberg Region Sculpture Festival.

 

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