Ken Unsworth: Maquettes and Small Sculptures

Despite their minimal forms, Ken Unsworth’s maquettes and small sculptures – introduced into the artist’s oeuvre in the early 1970s – are conceptually complex objects; precariously propped, suspended, and on the fringe of calamity. These key themes of gravity, balance and apparent instability were prominent in Unsworth’s practice at the time, particularly his performance pieces of which documented photographs and video, as well as a number of his kinetic installations, are on display in this exhibition curated by Anthony Bond AOM.

Ken Unsworth, Five secular settings for sculpture as ritual and burial piece, 1975, photograph. Courtesy the artist and Wollongong Art Gallery, New South Wales

Wollongong Art Gallery
Until 3 November 2019
New South Wales