A new fluffy exhibition is set to be showcased at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Melbourne artist Troy Emery has brought his new, unique sculptures to the gallery in his exhibition 'After the Gold Rush.'
Speaking to The Courier, Mr Emery said the display aims to showcase the colour gold.
"It's a goldfield," he said.
"We have the golden figures presented in the centre of the room on an altar surrounded by gold walls. We're looking at gold as a traditional colour in the history of sculpture."
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a collection of textile animal figures, which range in size from as small as a cat to as big as a bear.
Coming from a fashion background, the 38-year-old says he loves to work outside of the box when it comes to his sculptures, challenging what form they usually take.
"I studied fashion before moving into fine art and I'm really interested in non-traditional sculpture materials.
"I've always had an interest in the Natural History Museum and taxidermy so rather than using animal skins I'm using these kind of lurid gold textile pelts over the animal forms... it creates a dual effect, sort of like an attraction/repulsion"
Mr Emery's exhibition opens on Saturday morning from 10am and will run until February 2020.
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