Macquarie University Art Gallery

Macquarie University Art Gallery

William Temple [c.1778-1839], and John Webster [c.1798-?], Sydney Cabinetmakers, Chair, circa 1821, Australian rose mahogany [Dysoxylum fraserianum], Australian red cedar [Toona ciliate}, casuarina [Casuarina sp.], African mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), composition board [modern backing], Eastern grey kangaroo [Macropus giganteud] skin upholstery [part modern replacement],131 x 73 x 68 cm, photo Effy Alexakis, Photowrite


A Macquarie University Art Gallery exhibition
23 November 2018 − 22 March 2019
Curator: Rhonda Davis

In collaboration with the Museum of Ancient Cultures
Curator: Martin Bommas

This exhibition explores Western and Aboriginal conceptions of EMPIRE and the sites of its various incarnations. Sites of contestation and other sites subsumed by its power, the exhibition reviews the lasting impact EMPIRE has left upon contemporary society. A series of vignettes will navigate spatially the display reviewing areas from nationalism, modernity, and internationalism to post-colonialism, re-modernism, and repatriation.

Please note that the Macquarie University Art Gallery will be closed from 24 December 2018 - 27 January 2019.

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