Tag: Collection

Children Catalogue Costumes

I did some museum skills workshops with children at Chewton Primary School. Grade 5-6 catalogued and re-housed some items from the school archive – some wonderful 1920s crepe…

Children’s Family Story Quilts

A children’s creative project responding to decorative arts such as bedspreads at Buda Historic Home and Garden in Castlemaine, and First Nations possum skin cloaks. Aunty Kerri Douglas,…

Children’s ceramics and plate designs

A ‘creative response to history’ activity, paper plates were designed by Chewton and Elphingstone Primary Schools students, as part of my Creative Workers in School project for Regional…

Turning Back to Edgar’s Creek Postal Exhibition

I was excited to receive my copy of this postal exhibition (aka booklet). I was commissioned as a contract curator last year, to write the text and put…

Forgetting the horse and cart

I am working on an essay about the fate of horse drawn carriages in Victoria, and contemporary ideas about them. So far, I have visited the Beechworth Carriage…

Excellent horse-shoe collection, Cooper’s Settlement, Bundoora Farm Park

I love hunting down traces of horse era in Melbourne. If time travellers from the nineteenth century were to arrive, one of their first questions would be “where…

Old Melbourne Gaol

In 2015 I spent eight weeks in a cell at Old Melbourne Gaol, in a series of intermittent ‘escapes’ to my temporary writing studio. In that time I…

Shine

I have been taking lots of photographs at Heritage Hill during my residency. The photographs shown below are part of a series I have begun of museum objects and images…

We thought you were coming tomorrow

I have installed my intervention in Laurel Lodge, upturning the usual careful display to depict a scene of Edwardian domestic chaos, on the premise that visitors have dropped…

Circa 2000 (Work in progress)

Here are some pics of a work in progress, Circa 2000, which plays on the idea of future archaeology…

Evolution of the sports moustache

Text reads Cricket Moustache, 1980s walrus revival style David Boon’s moustache (1984-1995) is considered one of the best moustaches in Australian sporting history. Text reads Rowing Moustache, 1912 Originally…

Private Archives, Personal Encyclopedias and Secret Collections

This is an installation shot of the exhibition Private Archives, Personal Encyclopedias and Secret Collections, at the Linden Gallery in 1997. My artwork The Hunt (collection of underclothes…

Discovery, magic lantern slides

Discovery, magic lantern slides is an artwork about the way that Australia was perceived by European explorers, and artists accompanying them. The format for the artwork was inspired…