Two of Australia’s most vibrant artists Rosie Deacon and Ken Done have joined forces for a brand new exhibition. Aptly dubbed ‘Spring Collection’, the exhibition has taken over the Southern Highlands’ first regional art gallery Ngununggula. Deacon’s new installation features a giant 80m long beaded necklace and a set of parrot earrings. Dome’s paintings, on the other hand, capture nature’s radiant beauty.
Spring Collection, Ngununggula
Known for their bold colour palettes and classic Aussie vibes, the artists are now bringing all the fun to rural NSW. As you walk through the gallery you’ll find Deacon’s immersive installation made from ‘Bouncing Putty’. The installation takes inspiration from the inimitable fashion of the 80s and 90s and the parrot earrings were inspired by one of Ken Done’s Arnott’s biscuit tins in a nostalgic throwback.
Since his first solo exhibition in 1980, Ken Done has become one of Australia’s most famous artists with his shows attracting thousands of visitors. Meanwhile Deacon is a Sydney-based artist working in sculpture and installation. Director of Ngununggula Megan Monte said the two coming together felt like a ‘natural pairing. One look at how well the elements seamlessly blend together and it’s easy to see why.
Additionally, each element you see at the exhibition has been crafted by hand in collaboration with the local community.