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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chess set exhibition in Bendigo, Australia

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Julia Royse travelled from London to oversee the installation of the exhibition. Picture: ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN

Hi Everyone,

We love all those chess sets with fantastic themes. What fun that there'g going to be an exhibition of chess sets created by some of the most renowned artists of our times.

The exhibition will open at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia, this Saturday. Bendigo is a city in Central Victoria, Australia.

The Art of Chess and Your Move – Australian Artists Play Chess are separate exhibitions portraying chess as an art form.

The first was commissioned by RS&A in London and was inspired by the 1944 exhibition The Imagery of Chess, held at Julien Levy Gallery in New York.

It features 12 chess sets created by 13 artists including Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin and Tom Friedman. The chess sets/artworks have toured Europe and the United States.

The second exhibition has 13 chess-related artworks created by Australian artists including Benjamin Armstrong, Robert Jacks and Emily Floyd.

Gallery curator Tansy Curtin said the artworks in the Art of Chess went beyond the traditional chess set.

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