Jumping Castle War Memorial 2010‚ by Brook Andrew, possibly the most publicised installation during the 17th Biennale of Sydney 2010, featuring motifs that appear across his vast body of work, derived from the Wiradjuri tribe.

The 7 metre square inflatable jumping castle by the Sydney-born, Melbourne based artist explored inequalities between Australia‚ indigenous inhabitants, & the present, dislocated multicultural Australian society.

Towering over those who choose to interact with the work, stands a 3 metre tall male figure with arms outstretch one of the few jumping castles that prohibited children the experience open only to those over 16!

The turreted inflatable work was located in a prime position, outside Turbine Hall on historic Cockatoo Island, a ferry ride from the Sydney Opera House.
Brook Andrew is a conceptually driven artist who works with installation, mixed-media, neon & video, challenge historical & cultural conventions surrounding issues of identity, consumerism & history.


www.brookandrew.com // IMAGE courtesy of the artist & TORLANO GALLERIES // portrait by SNAP.

Original post on AMS-info blog HERE