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Wunderkammer: The cabinet of wonders                                 

12 February to 5 April 2014

In Wunderkammer: The cabinet of wonders, Rod McRae explores ideas of conservation, hunting culture, biodiversity, ownership, colonization and climate change. McRae's installations of taxidermied animals in unnatural tableaux confront the viewer and ask us to consider our diminishing relationship with the natural world.

Disclaimer: All the animals in Wunderkammer have been ethically sourced from South Africa, South America and the USA. No animal has been harmed to make this work in the first instance; the skins are the result of death by natural causes, medical euthanasia, hunting, culling and food production and have been traded on, sometimes multiple times before they became part of this body of work.

Rod McRae, Are you my mother? 2010 Mixed mediaRod McRae
Are you my mother?, 2010
mixed media
dimensions variable

 


Reconnoitre: Real and imaginary

16 April to 24 May 2014

This survey of artists' books is based on the idea of real and imagined journeys.  The exhibition includes works from the Deakin University Art Collection as well as student work produced during the Faculty of Arts and Education's Art History Study Tour to Paris and Provence in 2012.  The works included are intimate and diaristic, and allude to travel and designated sites, actual or invented; and in some instances, reference locations and modes of practice relating to significant artists in the pantheon of art history. Curator: Honorary Associate Professor Rob Haysom, Deakin University.

Catalogue available. Please contact artgallery@deakin.edu.au to purchase.

Peter Lyssiotis, A Gardener at Midnight: Travels in the Holy Land, 2004 (detail), Two original texts (by Peter Lyssiotis and Brian Castro), Bound by Nick Doslov MasterthiefPeter Lyssiotis
Gardener at Midnight: Travels in the Holy Land, 2004 (detail)
two original texts (by Peter Lyssiotis and Brian Castro), bound by Nick Doslov
Masterthief
52 x 36 cm closed
Deakin University Art Collection
Photography: Robert Colvin

 


domestic bliss

5 June to 19 July 2014

Featuring the work of Katherine Hattam, Elizabeth Gower, David Ray, Yvonne Kendall, Hannah Bertram, Donna Marcus, Honor Freeman, Lucas Grogan and others, this exhibition explores the way artists have responded to the notion of the domestic space and traditional domestic roles. Through an often playful materiality, these artists have reinterpreted the all-familiar, private spaces we inhabit and the objects that we share them with and ask, what do we garner from noticing, subverting or even celebrating the everyday? Includes works drawn from the Deakin University Art Collection, private collections and newly commissioned works.

Curator: Emma Cox, Deakin University

Catalogue available. Please contact artgallery@deakin.edu.au to purchase.

Katherine Hattam, Specific Object - White, 2009Katherine Hattam
Specific Object – White, 2009
painted and reconstituted kitchen chairs
69.5 x 25.5 x 25 cm
Deakin University Art Collection
Photography: Simon Peter Fox

 


Trajectories

23 July to 30 August

Trajectories showcases the creative practice of six artists who differ markedly in media and process, but share commonalities: all have graduated from the PhD program of Deakin University and all are regionally-based, female artists with connections to South West Victoria. Regional artists can experience disadvantage compared to metropolitan practitioners in terms of networking and professional opportunities, but Trajectories confirms that this field may be negotiated, and demonstrates that creative practice can thrive in regional locales.  Trajectories will comprise a range of artwork in various media including painting, printmaking, drawing and photography with work by Victoria Dunn, Annette Iggulden, Marion Manifold, Liza McCosh, Noela Stratford and Carmel Wallace 

Curator: Dr Liza McCosh, Deakin University.

Catalogue available. Please contact artgallery@deakin.edu.au to purchase.

Carmel Wallace, Flowers for Gardens Cloak modelled by Arna-Marie Sagen, 2013, Photograph by Carmel Wallace Carmel Wallace
Flowers for Gardens Cloak modelled by Arna-Marie Sagen, 2013
Photograph by Carmel Wallace

 


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