KELOID Stage five - CURIOUS CABINETS
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.