THE new Visual Arts Centre facade will challenge Bendigo residents to consider how the human body inhabits space.
Sydney artist Julie Rrap’s OuterSpace was selected as the winning artwork from a wide range of nationwide submissions.
The 14-metre-wide by 4-metre-high public art installation was officially launched last night and will be exhibited at the La Trobe University VAC in View Street for the next 12 months.
Rrap, whose work is held in every major public collection as well as galleries across Australia and overseas, said it was great to show her art in such a public, performative space.
“I wanted to create a territory in which the performing body could displace the shape of the constructed space,” she said.
“The 2D nature of the image becomes 3D when inserted into this environment.
“I think this is a very exciting extension of the work into real space.”
The Facade Project, which attracted a 200 per cent increase of entries this year, has been part of the VAC’s annual exhibition program since 2011.
Tidal Skin, by Owen Leong, has been displayed outside the gallery for the last 12 months.