Minefield | Author: Edward Colless

The Mildura Sculpture Triennial was showcasing new experimental art in Australia, dubbed 'earthworks' or 'site-specific art'. But at dawn on the first day a frontend loader ploughed up and destroyed the most provocative installation in the show--Minefield by controversial Australian artist Tim Burns--in the interests of public safety.

By mid-morning all that was left of a work that had occupied around 400 square metres of ground was furrowed scars. What had been so dangerous? This collection of essays traverses a legendary work of Australian sculpture that was scandalous, formidable yet elusive, indeed feral, and--with almost no evidence of it remaining--damned


104 pages

21.5 x 13.8 cm

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