• Vicki Walsh

Rising - Patricia Piccinini's A Miracle Constantly Repeated

Hidden for decades, Flinders Street Station’s mysterious ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.


After holding Melbourne’s imagination for decades, the Flinders Street Station ballroom (and its surrounding hidden rooms) opened to the public to become A Miracle Constantly Repeated—an eco-system of hyper-real silicone sculptures, video, sound and light devised by Patricia Piccinini.

Working on the border of art and science, Piccinini has spent close to three decades exploring humanity’s relationship to technology and the environment. Her work has been exhibited at major Australian and international institutions and events including the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the Vancouver and Venice biennales.

For her first extensive hometown show in almost two decades, Australia’s foremost visual artist will augment the ballroom’s architecture with enormous dioramas, sentient saplings, nurturing marine mammals and enormous life-sustaining foliage.

In A Miracle Constantly Repeated, technology and nature coexist and combine. It’s an empathetic vision of the future built on resilience and care.























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