30 October 10 - 30 January 11
‘From my close contact with artists and chess players I have come to the personal conclusion that while all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists’
Bendigo Art Gallery is one of two Australian venues for the travelling exhibition, The Art of Chess from RS&A Ltd, London. The Art of Chess is an ongoing project featuring chess sets designed by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists in a celebration of the game of chess and its continued relevance to the creative arts.
The project will intrigue not only chess enthusiasts but also followers of contemporary art. The following artists are included in The Art of Chess: Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Jake and Dinos Chapman (UK), Oliver Clegg (UK), Tracey Emin (UK), Tom Friedman (USA), Paul Fryer (UK), Damien Hirst (UK), Barbara Kruger (USA), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Paul McCarthy (USA), Alistair Mackie (UK), Mathew Ronay (USA), Tunga (Brazil), Gavin Turk (UK), Rachel Whiteread (UK).
Admission fees apply for this exhibition
A full colour catalogue is available from the Gallery Shop for $39.95.
Modern chess set 2005
Courtesy of RS&A Ltd, London and Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York. Image courtesy of RS&A Ltd, London