Nicole Andrijevic & Tanya Schultz – Candyland
Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz have collaborated to create this amazing Candyland in the middle of the gallery floor. They are Australian artistic duo “Pip&Pop” constructing these intricately patterned floor installations made of colourful sweets mixed with glitter, beads, modelling clay, wax, polystyrene, wire, toys, sand, and other equally vibrant found objects. Up close, the mounds of dyed sugar are decorated with pearl beads, bright mushrooms, and animal figurines. Throughout history there has been a long tradition of depicting journeys through imaginary lands and utopian worlds. These sculptural treats are inspired by the rich history of other worlds as told through mythologies, Japanese folk tales, literature, and ancient cosmologies. They are like a sugary version of Japanese pop art with cartoonish shapes and eye-popping colors.