Skywhales: Every heart sings The Balnaves Contemporary Series
Skywhalepapa is the new companion piece to Skywhale 2013, which returns to Canberra after six years touring Australia and the world. Together they form a sky-whale family that will be launched near the Gallery and take flight over Canberra eight times during the exhibition period.
The sculptures will then float across the skies of Australia as a National Gallery travelling exhibition. Piccinini is an acclaimed Australian artist who uses hyperreal sculpture, photography, video and installation work to explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology.