Production still from
The Australian Ugliness 2018

Eugenia Lim

89 Bourke Street (Renew)
installation in vacant shop

Eugenie Lim represented
by STATION gallery

Photography by Tom Ross

Artist statement:

For UPTOWN, I am adapting a recent work that considers the architecture and identity of Australia through choreographed and costumed interventions. A gold-suited figure pushes back against Vault (1979), the infamous public sculpture by Ron Robertson-Swann that is also known by the casually racist moniker ‘Yellow Peril’. The work conflates past and present, social history and public art to ask: who holds the right to design our spaces, and who are they designed for? Who shapes our built environment and in turn, how do these forces shape us?