In a world of wonder, Piccinini asks us to value more than beauty
A constantly repeated miracle
Patricia Piccinini, Flinders Street Station Ballroom, until August 31
Freshly dusted off, the deserted ballroom above Flinders Street Station is a gripping and calmly emotional space to meet Patricia Piccinini’s hyperreal creatures. Accessible to the public after 25 years of closure, the place is wonderful, as is the art. And wonder, which shouldn’t be confused with escape, is something we need right now.