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." (https://acca.melbourne/exhibition/nathan-coley-appearances/)