Work Gallery Macleay

Macleay Museum
Title:Sighting the Past -contemporary jewellery at the Macleay Museum.
Venue:Macleay Museum, Sydney University
Artists Involved: Diane Appleby. Keith Lo Bue, Susanna Strati and Alice Whish

Artists were invited to explore the works held in the Macleay collection and to interpret the nineteenth century philosophical and scientific ideas. The works made in response to the collection were exhibited along side selected influential Museum items.

"In the light of her own experiences working with Yolngu women from Galiwinku, Elcho Island, Alice Whish’s intricate pieces were made in response to artefacts from north-eastern Arnhem Land that are held in the Museum's collections.

Several of these artefacts are also on display, along with the materials that Yolngu people use to make such objects - ochre, shells, feathers and beeswax. In her finely worked jewellery Whish has incorporated similar materials and has adopted the looped basketry style taught to her by Yolngu women."
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