SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL | THE GREATS SERIES 2022 | MARCUS TATTON | URCHIN

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MARCUS TATTON | TASMANIA

THE URCHIN

What role does The Urchin play in human evolution? Is this the part where chaos is courted, to see what breadth of existence may transpire?

We see The Urchin in each of us – the free and self-serving element, irresponsible, irreverent, sometimes destructive. The imp, pan, or Puck – what is the purpose of this unbonded faction within humanity?

Yet The Urchin is finding itself beached these days. It’s a magnificent being of fecundity and unique potential – but vulnerable, maybe short lived…

 What forces are evolving in to play next where imaginative, momentary, flexibility butts up against harsh, structured mega-regimes? Is it the imagination that will provide the resources for the human condition to flourish into the future? Is it up to The Urchin in each of us?

Whatever transpires into our worldly presence next, we can be sure, will not be something we have ever experienced before…

Materials | wood and steel

H x W x L | 3000m x 3000mmm x 4500mm

Price | POA

ARTIST – MARCUS TATTON

Marcus Tatton is a renowned public space land art sculptor.  Tatton brings inspiration from where he lives amongst the wild landscapes of Tasmania, exploring the relationship between the natural and non-natural environments, how humans interact with nature and the effect we have on the landscape. Tatton is currently designing and producing public art works nationally and internationally and is the recipient of many Awards and accolades from solo and group exhibitions. Tatton’s work ranges from natural densely packed chunks of firewood, industrial waste material constructions, to cast concrete and fabricated steel projects.

Where | Currumbin Beach, QLD

When | Sculpture will be being built from Friday 8 Sept. until Sunday 11 Sept. Then will be on display until Sunday 18 September with the main exhibition along Currumbin Beach. 

Time | Build 7am to 3pm (subject to change) After the build the sculpture will be available for viewing until Sunday 18th September

 

   THE GREATS SERIES IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MAJOR EVENTS GOLD COAST

Image credit: TOP Marcus Tatton The Urchin (sketch) BOTTOM House at Lorne Images provided by Marcus Tatton.