Once something is created, it is difficult to contain. This stands as much for a work of art as it does for a genetically modified creature. Anyone who thinks that they can maintain control of the things that they create is fooling themselves.

—Patricia Piccinini

Exhibition Dates: 1 September – 24 September 2005
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Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers—Progenitor (for the Leadbeater's Possum), 2005; silicon, fibreglass, leather, plywood, hair, 2 parts; 70 x 35 x 35 cm; Edition of 3 + AP 1; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers—Progenitor (for the Leadbeater's Possum), 2005
silicon, fibreglass, leather, plywood, hair, 2 parts
70 x 35 x 35 cm
Edition of 3 + AP 1
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers—Offspring (for the Leadbeater's Possum), 2005; silicon, fibreglass, leather, plywood, hair, 2 parts; 75 x 35 x 35 cm; Edition of 3 + AP 1; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers—Offspring (for the Leadbeater's Possum), 2005
silicon, fibreglass, leather, plywood, hair, 2 parts
75 x 35 x 35 cm
Edition of 3 + AP 1
Patricia Piccinini Cyclepups: Colt, 2005; fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel; 40 x 110 x 50 cm; enquire
Cyclepups: Colt, 2005
fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel
40 x 110 x 50 cm
Patricia Piccinini Cyclepups: Firestarter, 2005; fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel; 40 x 110 x 50 cm; enquire
Cyclepups: Firestarter, 2005
fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel
40 x 110 x 50 cm
Patricia Piccinini Cyclepups: Mantis, 2005; fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel; 40 x 110 x 50 cm; enquire
Cyclepups: Mantis, 2005
fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel
40 x 110 x 50 cm
Patricia Piccinini Cyclepups: Nebula, 2005; fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel; 40 x 110 x 50 cm; enquire
Cyclepups: Nebula, 2005
fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel
40 x 110 x 50 cm
Patricia Piccinini Cyclepups: Afterburner, 2005; fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel; 40 x 110 x 50 cm; enquire
Cyclepups: Afterburner, 2005
fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel
40 x 110 x 50 cm
Patricia Piccinini Radial, 2005; fibreglass, automotive paint and stainless steel; 70 x 60 x 21 cm; Edition of 6 + AP 2; enquire
Radial, 2005
fibreglass, automotive paint and stainless steel
70 x 60 x 21 cm
Edition of 6 + AP 2
Patricia Piccinini Cyclepups: Angel, 2005; fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel; 40 x 110 x 50 cm; enquire
Cyclepups: Angel, 2005
fibreglass, automotive paint, leather and stainless steel
40 x 110 x 50 cm
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers — Surrogate (for the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat), 2004; silicon, fibreglass, leather, plywood, hair; 120 x 350 x 350 cm; (approx overall dimensions); Edition of 3 + AP 1; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers — Surrogate (for the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat), 2004
silicon, fibreglass, leather, plywood, hair
120 x 350 x 350 cm; (approx overall dimensions)
Edition of 3 + AP 1
Patricia Piccinini Pearl, 2005; ABS plastic and automotive paint, 9 panels; 150 x 150 x 10 cm; each panel: 50 x 50 x 10 cm; enquire
Pearl, 2005
ABS plastic and automotive paint, 9 panels
150 x 150 x 10 cm; each panel: 50 x 50 x 10 cm
Patricia Piccinini Radium, 2005; ABS plastic and automotive paint, 9 panels; 150 x 150 x 10 cm; each panel: 50 x 50 x 10 cm; enquire
Radium, 2005
ABS plastic and automotive paint, 9 panels
150 x 150 x 10 cm; each panel: 50 x 50 x 10 cm
Patricia Piccinini Titanium, 2005; ABS plastic and automotive paint, 12 panels; 150 x 200 x 10 cm; each panel: 50 x 50 x 10 cm; enquire
Titanium, 2005
ABS plastic and automotive paint, 12 panels
150 x 200 x 10 cm; each panel: 50 x 50 x 10 cm
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Getaway. (A young female keeps a wary eye out for intruders.), 2005; digital C type photographs; 80 x 60 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Getaway. (A young female keeps a wary eye out for intruders.), 2005
digital C type photographs
80 x 60 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Thunderdome. (It is possible that these two females are attracted to the noise and smell of the drag racing.), 2005; Digital C type photographs; 110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Thunderdome. (It is possible that these two females are attracted to the noise and smell of the drag racing.), 2005
Digital C type photographs
110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Neighbours. (Both humans and canines are generally tolerant of these unnatural creations.), 2005; Digital C type photographs; 110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Neighbours. (Both humans and canines are generally tolerant of these unnatural creations.), 2005
Digital C type photographs
110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Settlement. (A rare sighting of the Golden Helmeted Honeyeater.), 2005; Digital C type photographs; 110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Settlement. (A rare sighting of the Golden Helmeted Honeyeater.), 2005
Digital C type photographs
110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Arcadia. (The rapid proliferation of these creatures seems a small price to pay for the increase in Honeyeater numbers since their introduction.), 2005; Digital C type photographs; 110 x 180 cm; Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Arcadia. (The rapid proliferation of these creatures seems a small price to pay for the increase in Honeyeater numbers since their introduction.), 2005
Digital C type photographs
110 x 180 cm
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Subdivision. (As the suburbs encroach on the Honeyeater's habitat, this group is adapting to life on the city fringe.), 2005; digital C type photographs; 80 x 60 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Subdivision. (As the suburbs encroach on the Honeyeater's habitat, this group is adapting to life on the city fringe.), 2005
digital C type photographs
80 x 60 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Roadkill. (Members of the group display unexpected empathy towards one of the increasing number of casualties.), 2005; Digital C type photographs; 110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Roadkill. (Members of the group display unexpected empathy towards one of the increasing number of casualties.), 2005
Digital C type photographs
110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Domain. (While the alpha male does maintain a strong hierarchy, juveniles are free to playfully interact.), 2005; digital C type photographs; 80 x 60 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Domain. (While the alpha male does maintain a strong hierarchy, juveniles are free to playfully interact.), 2005
digital C type photographs
80 x 60 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Encroachment. (A typical family group with an infant has infested this construction site.), 2005; Digital C type photographs; 110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Encroachment. (A typical family group with an infant has infested this construction site.), 2005
Digital C type photographs
110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6
Patricia Piccinini Nature's Little Helpers: Surveyor. (This lone male is so habituated to human contact that he shows no fear whatsoever.), 2005; Digital C type photographs; 110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size); Edition of 6; enquire
Nature's Little Helpers: Surveyor. (This lone male is so habituated to human contact that he shows no fear whatsoever.), 2005
Digital C type photographs
110 x 180 cm; 110 x 180 cm (frame size)
Edition of 6