Jimmy Rix – Parliament House Art Collection acquisition

In News December 14, 2020

Jimmy Rix  A Symbiotic Relationship  2018  cast bronze with steel base  47 x 62 x 26 cm  edition 9/9

Congratulations Jimmy Rix whose eloquent bronze sculpture A Symbiotic Relationship has recently been acquired by Parliament House and will become part of the Parliament House Art Collection (PHAC).

Jimmy Rix’s sculptures often relate to personal experiences and familiar objects. Having lived within both natural and farmed Australian landscapes throughout his life, rebellious kangaroos, machine-horse hybrids, playful sheep and utilitarian objects have inevitably been cast as the actors of his narrative-based works. In these sculptures a sense of humour, an engagement with Australiana, an interest in scale and a concern for the environment are often the underlying themes and inspiration.