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Patrick Hall Beauty & Horror

Steven Joyce of Despard Gallery has shown Patrick Hall’s work at the renowned Chicago art fair, ‘Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art’ (SOFA), on a regular basis. In 2001 Hall became the first non-American artist to feature on the cover of the SOFA exhibition catalogue.

The reason Hall (born in 1962) was a hit at this fair may be the same reason he has not been pursued more avidly by Australia’s leading (non-Tasmanian) art institutions, aside from Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum and the National Gallery of Australia. Quite simply, he has been viewed as a maker of furniture rather than sculpture, and therefore beyond the scope of

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