Facsimilies Darwin 2017 

Guy Maestri
Facsimilies Darwin 2017
painted bronze
670mm x 400mm x 270mm
edition 2/3

Guy Maestri’s Darwin offers us an unchanging truth. 

Using bronze as a metaphor for how contemporary society honours history with  everlasting effigies, Maestri asks
if it is still tolerable to revere these frozen monuments
to archaic values, as seen with the controversy surrounding the confederate sculptures across the US and changing attitudes to some of our own historic sculptural monuments. 

A bronze sculpture will last a thousand years, a rather heroic time frame, can some of these sculptures can last too long?

Acquired from Jan Murphy Gallery with funds from the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program through the NSW Department of Industry.



Guy Maestri is an Australian contemporary artist who won the 2009 Archibald Prize for a portrait of Australian singer and musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Maestri has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia, and has also exhibited internationally in the United Kingdom, the United States and Hong Kong.

Visit Guy Maestri’s website here.


Warners Bay Foreshore, west of North Creek

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