The independent art project Satellite brought together a distinguished international team of more than 50 eminent artists and curators from China, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia. Satellite was timed to coincide with the 2006 Shanghai Biennale and included sculpture, video, film screenings, performance, installation, painting and video.
Australian artist and producer Richard Thomas selected 12 of Australias most adventurous and respected emerging and established artists to participate in this project. Satellite was one of the largest and most significant representations of Australian contemporary art in to date.
Satellite took place in the sublime gardens and architecturally diverse spaces of Creative Shanghai along the Yangpu River, being developed by renown architect Deng Kunyan. Conceptually divided into pavilions, the theme of the Australian Pavilion was Growth and Decay and presented work by the following artists:
Stuart Koop (Participating writer)
Crusader Hillis (Director, Gasworks Arts Park)
Scott Primaud (Technical support)
Australian participation in Satellite was auspiced by Gasworks Arts Park and sponsored by The Australia Council for the Arts, The Australia China Council, The Harold Mitchell Foundation, The Australian Consulate General in Shanghai, The Glamour Bar, and Qantas Airways.