Vitrine Gallery | Free
Thai-born Australian artist Vipoo Srivilasa skilfully creates figures from porcelain and earthenware that represent his cross-cultural identity. The sculptures are brought to life and disarm viewers through their character-filled faces and teddy bear-like bodies, while carrying messages of diversity and a love for nature. Drawn from the Rockhampton Museum of Art Collection and recent works from the artist’s H̄mī bupp̄hā (flower bear) series, these ceramics show Srivilasa’s dedication to spreading hope through art and cuteness.
Vipoo Srivilasa (b. 1969) H̄mī bupp̄hā 9 2020, porcelain, pom pom, Swarovski crystal and glass eyes, 28 x 22 x 13 cm. Courtesy the artist.