Friday, October 7, 2011

National Gallery of Australia

We were approached to help promote the National Gallery of Australia’s newly developed sites’ landscape.  Pushing for an international audience, a theme was developed around creating a stereotypical ‘Aussie’ backyard with a shock value. Situating some kitsch iconic props such as a Weber BBQ and manual roller lawn mower, an odd environment was created with ultra modern, geometric lines of the new landscape clashing with the 1950s style family. The Piece de resistance however was Geoff Ostling, whose entire body is covered in tattoos of native Australian flora. A perfect blend into the natively planted landscapes of NGA, Geoff's nude body will certainly draw attention, along with the odd Australian family "living" in the grounds of the National Gallery of Australia.