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Atomix by Nike Savvas




Adventures with form in space, the 2006 Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Project, considers the richly inventive ways in which contemporary artists use form and colour in their sculptures. It draws together the work of eight Australian artists whose sculptures are essentially abstract, highly imaginative and explore many ideas.

In Nike Savvas’ huge room installation a shimmering haze of vibrating coloured balls suggests the very atoms that are the fundamental structural units of all things. This mesmerising work has an extraordinary optical effect as it oscillates within the gallery space, suggestive of a haze of colour over a hot landscape or an abstract painting that has exploded in the exhibition.

9th August to 17th September.
Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Update: More pictures and information about this exhibit here.



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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by SusieB


    Does anyone know if there are any plans to show this installation again anywhere else, either in the Australia or in the UK perhapse?

  2. #2 posted by John


    I haven’t seen any mention of a repeat showing so far but a bit of searching reveals that this was at least the second showing of this installation, so who knows? Nike Savvas is Australian but she lives in London so a UK version might be possible. Doesn’t help matters that she has no website of her own, a common failing in the contemporary art world.

  3. #3 posted by Kostas Kerassovitis


    Nice work Nike.
    What do you thing about my draws ( used excel & paint from Microsoft and converted to jpg)






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