Meredith Turnbull: Closer


Meredith Turnbull: Closer

1st Floor
Ian Potter Museum of Art
Swanston Street


Meredith Turnbull takes a non-hierarchical approach to art making, combining sculpture, photography, decorative objects and jewellery in artworks that invite reflection upon usevalue and decoration, adornment and excess. In Closer the artist presents an installation of newly commissioned work that responds to the University of Melbourne Art Collection. Turnbull has drawn from the collection’s eclectic and vibrant holdings of decorative art to make new forms and display contexts for objects ranging from large scale wood carvings, glazed earthenware and porcelain, to modernist fine art jewellery. Closer engages with decorative traditions to explore the intersections between visual art, craft and design.

Image: Installation view.