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Title

Second art bit installation

1976

Artist

Marr Grounds

United States of America, Australia

1930 – 25 Mar 2021

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  • Details

    Date
    1976
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour screenprint
    Dimensions
    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1977
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    234.1977
    Artist information
    Marr Grounds

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    In 1976 Marr Grounds was included in the Biennale of Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales with a work that included a sandbag bunker built under a staircase at the Gallery. Together with his two dogs Mutt and Pete, Grounds ‘inhabited’ the bunker where visitors could visit and contribute to his evolving participatory installation by engaging in conversation with him. Entry into the artwork also involved a ritual in which a small folded card called an ‘art bit’ was smeared with glue and covered in sand, leaving a unique shape; both the artist and the visitor then signed it. This screenprint relates to the installation, it lists information about the performative work including the times and days the artist would be present in the bunker installation.