A Temporary Museum for Permanent Objects from a Foreign Excursion and a Quondam Collection

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition in situ at MAILBOX141 Click on photo for more

At MAILBOX141, 141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, until April 19 2013

Then Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence St, Sydney. May 16-28 2013.

Melbourne has many small museums. The Australasian College of Surgeons' museum has old surgical instuments and masks taken from wounded soldiers; there is an ANZ museum of money with examples of not only money but also guns used to protect money; there is a Fire Services Museum and a Victoria Police Museum and of course the Melbourne Museum of Printing.

I am fascinated by museums big and small so I am thrilled to have a (temporary) museum of my own. The collection for this museum was inspired by a trip to Europe last year. I have tried to capture some of the experiences in permanent pieces that celebrate and continue the journey.All the pieces are related to the trip, from the more obvious like the bangles made from ephemera from the excursion to the London Oxford Jewel which is based on what I saw in London and Oxford. I went to Kew Gardens and saw ducks in flight, in Paris I saw ducks standing around. All the pieces are displayed on photos that I took of clouds during the 'excursion'.