NIKE SAVVAS has unveiled a huge installation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Rally, 18 March to 22 June 2014. The 50m long work, rippling with colourful bunting, will span across the ceiling of the grand entrance court of the institution.
The exhibition's title, Rally, plays upon the physically immersive nature of a parade or protest. Savvas' work is inspired by the vibrant paintings of the post-Impressionists as well as the cheap exuberance of discount plastics and decorations. It consists of 60,000 strips of coloured plastic and stretches more than 50 metres through the ‘main street’ entrance of the iconic institution.
It is one of the largest individual works ever to be staged at the AGNSW.
To read the Sydney Morning Herald's interview with Savvas, click here.