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Title

Topographica

2014

Artist

Vivienne Binns

Australia

06 Nov 1940 –

Alternate image of Topographica by Vivienne Binns
Alternate image of Topographica by Vivienne Binns
Alternate image of Topographica by Vivienne Binns
Alternate image of Topographica by Vivienne Binns
  • Details

    Date
    2014
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    Dimensions
    130.0 x 165.0 x 4.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.l. verso on stretcher, black fibre-tipped pen "VIVIENNE BINNS 2014 ...".
    Signed u.l. corner verso on strainer, black fibre-tipped pen "V.BINNS".
    Signed l.l. corner verso on strainer, black fibre-tipped pen "V.BINNS".
    Signed c.r. verso on stretcher bar, black fibre-tipped pen "V.BINNS".

    Credit
    Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    169.2014
    Copyright
    © Vivienne Binns/Copyright Agency

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    Artist information
    Vivienne Binns

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    'Topographica' 2014 is a painting based upon a photograph that Vivienne Binns took of a dry creek near Alice Springs. Amongst the dried vegetation and inside the cracks and shadows of the bed are micro images. Depicted are the UN Security Council, the Tower of Babel, refugee camps, protestors and frontier wars, as well as contemporary scenes resonant with the Australian way of life, such as beach going, swimming, sports, landscape, and office workers. The image is a map not just of land mass but also of history and current affairs. In charting the local and global, the past and the present, the environmental and the social, the sacred and profane, Binns locates our place in the world and surveys a network of issues - colonisation, immigration, war and climate change - pertinent to our region in the twenty-first century.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Nick Yelverton, Look, 'Reflections on the mind of Vivienne Binns', pg. 29, Sydney, Feb 2015, 29 (colour illus.).

Other works by Vivienne Binns

See all 7 works