We transformed the gallery into a contemporary cabinet of curiosity where we asked a group of artists to create illustrated "objects of curiosity" and our space functions as the "cabinet" these objects are presented within.
We’ve collected a wide range of curiosities from all over the world, the majority of which were specifically created for this show. Come discover illustrations of artefacts ranging from exotic plants in bell jars to highly intricate drawings of the human digestive system, mechanical looking insects and proof of a lady wearing a full suit of tattoos. Not to mention the specimen of a bone affected by a mysterious condition, an overview of the variety of jellyfish to be found in Australia plus depictions of some very bizarre looking animals, and then there are the human skulls overgrown with coral, retrieved from a shallow reef in the great eastern peninsula plus much more wonders to discover.
See the full list of participating artists for more details.
Cabinet’s of Curiosity were encyclopedic collections of objects whose categorical boundaries were, in Renaissance Europe, yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings), and antiquities. (source)
Get some of the pieces in the show on your desktop or iPhone via the Kuvva set.
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