Pub­lic works

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Visual Arts - Bron­wyn Wat­son

Glenn Barkley, Spice Is­land (2016). Col­lec­tion Wol­lon­gong Art Gallery. Pur­chased 2016. On dis­play in ex­hi­bi­tion New Ac­qui­si­tions Col­lec­tion, Wol­lon­gong Art Gallery, NSW, un­til June 4. In the early 17th cen­tury, Ole Worm was a self­con­fessed col­lec­tor of odd­i­ties. A Danish physi­cian and philoso­pher, he bought hun­dreds of schol­arly yet eclec­tic ob­jects — from a minia­ture shoe carved from a cherry stone, to an Ice­landic drink­ing horn, a stuffed po­lar bear cub, a shark’s head and even a horse’s jaw en­twined with a tree root. He dis­played this ar­ray in his Tem­ple of the Worm, New Ac­qui­si­tions Col­lec­tion.

Earth­en­ware and stoneware, la­bels by Lyn Hav­i­lah, 46cm x 41cm x 41cm

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