OBJECTILLOGICA – A MODERN WUNDERKAMMER
UNTIL 1 OCT
Objectillogica – a modern wunderkammer celebrates what is wonderful about private col- lections, their unusual qualities and lack of hard and fast rules about collecting. The more bizarre, exotic and fantastic works are uncovered from the hidden corners of the collection. This exhibition welcomes the illogic of collecting and explores that familiar slippage as to how collecting can turn into an obsession and develop a life of its own. It also gives us a chance to re ect on how and why we collect.
Objectillogica echoes past cabinets of curiosities, exploring well travelled themes of life, death and the discovery of the natural world. Yet it is a distinctively modern Australian cabi- net of curiosities, far from the European roots of this tradition. Featuring 99 works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection.
Objectillogica Cabinet 4
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE DOWN SOUTH : A SELECTION OF WORKS FROM THE JANET
HOLMES A COURT COLLECTION
8 OCT - 4 FEB 2018
There are around one hundred and fty images of Janet’s favourite works in the book, MUSE: A Journey through an Art Collection, and seventy in the exhibition Scratching the Surface: a se- lection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection, showing at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia until 23 September. A selection of these will come down south to the gallery at Vasse Felix for the enjoyment of visitors and locals. That selection is currently in the choosing. The challenge being to still encapsulate the nature of the collection of 5000 works overall. The works pictured here will give some idea of what to expect.
Lloyd Rees September Sun, Sydney Cove 1980, oil on canvas, 136 x 182 cm Copyright and courtesy A.L. & J.L. Rees