2010 Acquisitions

 

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Mary Clifton - View of the Commissioner's cottage in Koombana Gardens 1841

 

Mary Clifton

View of the Commissioner's cottage in Koombana Gardens 1841
pencil


This vivid and lively pencil sketch is an intimate and genuine attempt by Mary Clifton to faithfully record her new surroundings through close and considered observation. Learn more

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Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont - Bride of the North 2009

 

Taryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont

Bride of the north 2009
ink jet print

With backgrounds in dance and music theatre, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont have worked together since 2001 in a practice that encompasses photography, performance, film, installation, choreography, theatre and design to re-imagine history from a feminised perspective. Learn more



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Therese Howard - What's your poison? 2009

 

Therese Howard

What's your poison? 2009
bronze, sterling silver, 18ct gold, 115 diamonds, marble, wire and rat whiskers

Therese Howard’s What’s your poison? looks at the hierarchy and interplay of materiality through the guise of obsession and addiction. Learn more


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Graham Miller - abe's penny: a micro magazine (issue 1) 2010

 

Graham Miller

abe's penny: a micro magazine (issue 1) 2010
postcard

Inspired by the tone of the late American poet and short story master, Raymond Carver, Graham Miller produces quiet, melancholic portraits of people and places. Miller is also strongly influenced by the American narrative mode of photographic production as evidenced in work by Robert Frank and, more obliquely, Stephen Shore. Learn more 

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St. Leonard's: The property of E.P. Barrett Lennard Esquire, Swan River, Western Australia c 1840s

 

Artist Unknown

St. Leonard's: The property of E.P. Barrett Lennard Esquire, Swan River, Western Australia c 1840s
watercolour and ink       


This watercolour depicts ‘St. Leonard’s’, the homestead and centre of its owner Edward Pomeroy Barrett Lennard’s farming ventures. Barrett Lennard had arrived in Perth from England in June 1829 and within six months was residing on land he had purchased and named St. Leonard’s in the upper reaches of the Swan River. Learn more

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