Nathan Coley

The Square of the Three Powers - West, 2011
gold leaf on pigment print
44 x 63 cm – image; 54.5 x 74.5 cm - frame
artist's proof, signed and dated ‘Nathan Coley 2011’ (lower right) and numbered ‘AP’ (lower left)

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ACCA, Melbourne
A gift to Benefactors from ACCA, Melbourne

Made by the artist for benefactors of the exhibition Nathan Coley: Appearances, ACCA, Melbourne, 28 May – 24 July 2011

Of the exhibition at ACCA, it is written: 
"For this major new exhibition at ACCA, opening in May, ACCA’s large exhibition hall will be transformed into a civic plaza, defined by a series of cast concrete platforms in situ, inspired by designs of Oscar Niemeyer for Brazil’s iconic modernist capital city, Brasilia, and an illuminated sculptural tree based on a remix of his illuminated signs with local fairground architecture. A scale model of Melbourne’s Scots’ Church will also be featured along with other new works in the parallel galleries.

A highlight of the exhibition will be a new ‘lecture’ work, ‘Another Lecture’ where actress Cate Blanchett becomes architect, narrating a slide show of ‘supposed’ architectural projects her office has undertaken. Humourist and ironic, the images are of non-architecture, urban fracture and decay found in Coley’s native Glasgow and field trips through Melbourne." (

  • The Square of the Three Powers - West

Photograph by Geoff Boccalatte

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