Ron Mueck

02 Oct 2010 – 23 Jan 2011

Astounding in their realism and emotional power, Ron Mueck's works have made him one of the most renowned sculptors of our time. See them exclusively at Christchurch Art Gallery from 2 October.

Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck Wild man (detail) 2005. Polyester resin, fibreglass, silicone, aluminium, wood, horse hair, synthetic hair, ed. 1/1. McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, purchased by the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation and The Balnaves Foundation 2008. © Ron Mueck courtesy Anthony d'Offay, London. Photo: Mark Ashkanasy

About this Exhibition

This October, the Gallery is proud to present a major exhibition of work by internationally renowned sculptor Ron Mueck. Ranging from the startlingly huge Wild man to the miniscule Two women, this comprehensive exhibition of work by the Australian-born, London-based artist is the largest to have been presented in the southern hemisphere – and an opportunity not to be missed.

The show includes four striking new works alongside many of the artist's iconic sculptures, including the monumental and moving Pregnant woman, and Christchurch is the only place you can see it.
$15 adults
$12 concession
Up to 2 children 15 years and under free with a paying adult
$38 season pass

Tickets also available at the Gallery or the iSite in Cathedral Square.

Ron Mueck has become internationally recognised for his unique sculptures, which replicate the human figure with unrivalled technical skill. His work has a powerful psychological range, focusing not only on universal experiences like birth, life and death but on emotional states such as isolation, fear and tenderness. His startling manipulations of scale are key to our experience of each work.

Born in Australia, Mueck moved to London in 1986, where he worked creating models for the film, television and advertising industries.

His sculpture first achieved public acclaim when Dead Dad was included in Sensation, Charles Saatchi's controversial exhibition featuring the Young British Artists at the Royal Academy, London in 1997.

In 1998 he made his first solo exhibition with Anthony d'Offay. Since then his work has been exhibited in museums and exhibitions worldwide including the 49th Venice Biennale (2001); Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2002); The National Gallery, London (2003); and a major international travelling exhibition (2006-2008) which had more than 1 million visitors across seven venues, beginning at the Fondation Cartier in Paris and ending at the Twenty-first Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.

Today, his work is held in important public and private collections internationally.

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Please note: The human body – naked and clothed, and from birth through to death – has been a favoured subject in art for centuries. Ron Mueck's sculptures are part of this tradition. Some of his figures are clothed, others are not.

A National Gallery of Victoria touring exhibition



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