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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.

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

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