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Ken Unsworth

Ken Unsworth’s enigmatic practice spans the better part of a lifetime and has cemented him as one of Australia’s most significant artists working in the field of sculpture and installation. In particular, Unsworth is known for his innovative land art events and incorporation of theatre and dance into conceptual explorations of space and the kinetic. In 2018, the National Gallery of Victoria presented Truly, Madly, an exhibition of Unsworth’s earliest sculptures alongside a new site-specific installation. In 1975, Unsworth represented Australia in the Venice Biennale and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to sculpture in 1989. He has exhibited widely and internationally at the Paris Biennale (1985), at the Biennale of Sydney on five different occasions, and in a major survey of his work at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1998.