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Create a work depicting an extravagant political figure, alive or dead, using fantastic characters, settings and ideas

In 1888, despite the poor response to his only previous ballet Swan Lake (1875–76), Tchaikovsky accepted the commission to adapt the Charles Perrault fairy tale La Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty). He composed the music in an elaborately elegant style inspired by Loius XVI.

In 2019, emerging artists from the University of Melbourne were commissioned to depict an extravagant political figure, alive or dead, using fantastic characters, settings and ideas. The commissioned artist responses both celebrate and villianise today's political landscape, from the reaction of Jacinta Arden to the terrorist attack on Christchurch, to the environmental victims falling foul of political self-preservation.

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Shaun Wykes

The Murray Darling Cod

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