Sam Cranstoun - Utopia

Sam Cranstoun’s large-scale text-based sculpture comes to HOTA this spring. Utopia examines the idea of Australia as a modern paradise through the lens of our complex history of immigration.

Riffing on Ken Done’s iconic Expo ’88 ‘Australia’ sign, Cranstoun’s work presents playfully. It’s all optimistic colours and confidence, but below the surface is a more complex examination of Australian identity and mythmaking.

If there is a Utopia here, who is it for?

Credit: Sam Cranstoun, UTOPIA 2019
courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

UTOPIA – an examination of identity and myths

Bradley Vincent, Curator – Public Art & Outdoor Programming, is responsible for bringing great art into our outdoor spaces. He told us more about UTOPIA over on our blog.

Read more about UTOPIA
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