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Troy Emery: After the goldrush

BALLARAT Troy Emery, Descending in grey, 2019

Troy Emery: After the goldrush

9 Nov 2019 - 9 Feb 2020

Troy Emery uses sculpture, painting, drawing, and embroidery to explore the ways animals can be viewed as decorative objects. In this immersive installation, he addresses the gold-rush history of Ballarat, making reference to the cultural value of an art gallery and its contents and the value and rarity of native wildlife. His sculptures are created using pompoms, tassels, tinsel, and yarn, which intentionally confusing traditional sculpture with craft. These dream-like monsters derive from an obsession with childhood stuffed toys and a fascination for objects in museum collections.

Image: Troy Emery, Descending in grey, 2019. polyester, wood, pins, adhesive. © the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary.

Gallery Details

Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350
T: (03) 5320 5858
E: artgal@ballarat.vic.gov.au
W: artgalleryofballarat.com.au

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Open daily, 10am – 5pm.
Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
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