Our Year 7/8 Foundations Visual Arts class got to experience this multi-sensory sculpture on at the end of Term 2. They spent time immersing themselves in the reflective and awe-inspiring space.
National Gallery Australia Sculpture Garden Excursion
James Turrell is an American artist whose work explores the connection between light and space on a large scale. He has created various Skyspace installations around the world to view the sky from a different perspective and one of these installations is located here in Canberra, outside the entrance to the National Gallery of Australia. Within Without (2010) is a sculpture that invites the viewer into a spectacular dome-shaped viewing chamber to look up at the sky through a circular hole in the dome. The artist says ‘My work is about space and the light that inhabits it. It is about how you confront that space and plumb it with vision. It is about your seeing, like the wordless thought that comes from looking into fire’.