Skywhale set to soar over Melbourne


It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope, it’s a whale, with boobs?

Patricia Piccinini’s grand SKYWHALE will be floating into the forecourt of the ACCA. The kooky yet majestic hot air creature will be in Melbourne for just two hours from 7-9am and its creator Piccinini will be hanging around for a special open-conversation with impresario, Robyn Archer. Archer, is also the creative director for the Centenary of Canberra and commisioned the SKYWHALE for the celebrations.

Patricia Piccinini In Conversation, ACCA, Mon Dec 2, 8-9am.

Photo: Nick-D


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