Robyn Stacey: as still as life

Curated by Anouska Phizacklea, ‘Robyn Stacey: as still as life’ comprises ten works drawn from projects undertaken by the artist (2005-2010) which contemplate colonial collections and their meanings.

Carefully arranged skulls and rotting fruit represent the inevitability of death, wilting flowers allude to the changing of seasons, and broken glassware reflects the transitory nature of human experience. They are complemented by an elaborate still life installation created from the personal collections of FUMA staff and specimens on loan from the University’s anatomy collection.

Robyn Stacey, Fontaine de Vaucluse, 2009, from the series ‘Empire line’, chromogenic print 120 x 169.5cm. Courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Flinders University Museum of Art
12 October 2020 to 5 February 2021
South Australia