a memento mori of Victorian objects questioning the vanity of colonisation


CURIOUS CABINETS is an extension of a work by Megan Evans for an exhibition at Ballarat Art Gallery titled SQUATTERS AND SAVAGES.  Artist Peter Waples-Crowe and Megan Evans responded to the galleries colonial print collection that portrayed Indigenous Australians as either noble savages or reduced them to a gross Eurocentric depiction of a savage.

Curious Cabinets consists of Evans’s collection of Victorian objects that are reinterpreted inside this context, showing the violent detritus of Victoriana.

MEDIUM: Found Victorian Objects, glass beads, velvet, satin

Exhibited in Cabinets at LOOPHOLE in The Loop Bar and Project Space, Melbourne.

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