Meredith Turnbull: Closer

‘Closer’ is a newly commissioned exhibition by Meredith Turnbull exploring adornment and excess, decoration and utility. The artist has selected an array of decorative art objects from the University of Melbourne Art Collection, spanning antiquity to the current day, presented alongside her own artworks in an immersive environment that includes wall paintings and custom furniture. ‘These are special objects with personalities or visceral qualities that we can feel just by slowing down and looking more closely,’ reflects Turnbull.

Meredith Turnbull, English, No title (decanter), green glass, pewter, silver and cork, c. 1850, 2018, archival pigment print on paper. Courtesy the artist and The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
Until 1 July, 2018