A mob of wallabies have a regular garden party under Matthew Clarke’s clothesline in Kirkstall, Victoria. The marsupials are an inspiration for Clarke’s vibrant art and a testament to the revegetation efforts which led to the wallabies' return to the area.
The Archibald Prize finalist, whose work questions the assumptions of what’s possible in art, has created twenty surreal, saw-edged Wallabies for RISING. His dad, Andrew, helped build the large-scale works in their Warrnambool studio. Now the sculptures will be romping along the Birrarung (Yarra River) in full technicolor regalia. After that, they’ll be donated to state schools around Melbourne.
Artist | Matthew Clarke
Artist Assistant, Carer | Andrew Fredrick Clarke
Admin| Jaquiline Deborah Clarke
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- Commissioned through RISING’s A Call to Artists initiative.