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Love is a Battlefield (2016), edition 3 of 3, bronze with satin black patina, 100cm x 56cm x 70cm, by artist Penny Byrne (represented by Fehily Contemporary Art Gallery)
Penny Byrne: Love is a Battlefield (2016), edition 3 of 3, bronze with with satin black patina, 100cm x 56cm x 70cm

Penny Byrne

Penny Byrne's sculptural works are politically charged, highly engaging and often disarmingly humorous. She uses materials such as bronze, glass, vintage porcelain figurines and found objects to create artworks that present an ongoing inquiry into popular culture and international politics. Her training as a ceramics conservator informs her practice.

She has exhibited internationally and extensively in Australia. Solo exhibitions include Ettonze Moi, Fehily Contemporary (2014), iPROTEST, Art Basel Hong Kong (2013) and Political Porcelain, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra (2011/12).

Byrne's work has featured in numerous group shows including Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2013/14), START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, and Haunts and Follies, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2012).

In 2010 Byrne was the subject of a documentary for the ABC TV program Artscape. Her work was also featured in the Venice Biennale exhibition GLASSTRESS, at Palazzo Franchetti, in 2015.

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Love is a Battlefield (2016), edition 3 of 3, bronze with with satin black patina, 100cm x 56cm x 70cm, by artist Penny Byrne (represented by Fehily Contemporary Art Gallery)

Love is a Battlefield (2016), edition 3 of 3, bronze with satin black patina,
100cm x 56cm x 70cm

Weapons of Mass Destruction (2016), edition 2 of 3, three life-sized porcelain AK47s with 24-carat gold lustre, dimensions variable, by artist Penny Byrne (represented by Fehily Contemporary Art Gallery)

Weapons of Mass Destruction (2016), edition 2 of 3, three life-sized porcelain AK47s with 24-carat gold lustre,
dimensions variable

Life is a Riot (2014), bronze with two part car body paint, 100cm x 56cm x 60cm, by artist Penny Byrne (represented by Fehily Contemporary Art Gallery)

Life is a Riot (2014),
bronze with two part car body paint,
100cm x 56cm x 60cm

Curriculum vitae

  • Resides and works in Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Law, La Trobe University, Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma (Ceramics and Glass Conservation and Restoration), West Dean College, West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art Ceramics), RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Selected collections: Artbank, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Powerhouse Museum, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Mildura Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Museum and Warrnambool Art Gallery

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Exhibitions

Recent solo exhibitions
  • Penny Byrne – iPROTEST, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Sullivan+Strumpf (2013)
  • Life is a Riot, Albury LibraryMuseum, Albury, NSW (2012)
  • The Art of the Possible, The Jam Factory, Adelaide (2012)
  • Penny Byrne: Commentariat, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne; Geelong Gallery, Geelong; Warrnambool Gallery, Warrnambool; Mildura Art Gallery, Mildura, VIC (2011–12)
  • Political Porcelain, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra (2011–12)
Recent exhibitions at Fehily Contemporary

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