Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture Touring Exhibition

An Object Gallery and Australian Museum exhibition. Touring nationally through to July 2012.

Art Exhibition previously on at Object Gallery (Closed - see Australian Design Centre) in Australia.
From Saturday 05 September 2009 to Wednesday 27 June 2012

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Published by anonymous on Monday 07 June 2010.
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Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture is a unique and groundbreaking exhibition that exposes the richness and breadth of contemporary Indigenous sculpture in Australia. It includes both well-known and emerging artists, who have each produced outstanding sculptural works depicting a variety of animals. Through these works the artists share with us their cultural knowledge, expressions of identity and connections to country.

Menagerie has been developed through an unusual and mutually rewarding collaboration between Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design and the Australian Museum. At face value, the two organisations appear to be vastly different. Object is a small, nimble public gallery with no permanent collection and the Australian Museum is a major museum with an extensive and important public collection. Object is primarily concerned with contemporary craft and design and the Museum with natural history and culture. However both organisations are committed to exploring ideas in new ways, engaging the broadest possible audience and to promoting culture. The combined strengths of the two organisations have resulted in a project that neither organisation could have produced alone.

SYDNEY
Object Gallery
5 September – 15 November 2009
417 Bourke St Surry Hills, Sydney
Enquiries: (02) 9361 4511

Australian Museum
5 September – 15 November 2009
6 College Street Sydney
Enquiries: (02) 9320 6000

MELBOURNE
Melbourne Museum
16 December 2009 – 21 February 2010
Nicholson St, Carlton, Melbourne
Enquiries: 1300 130 152

LAUNCESTON
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
15 May 2010 – 27 June 2010
2 Invermay Road, Launceston
Enquiries: (03) 6323 3777

ADELAIDE
Tandanya: National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
23 July – 10 October 2010
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Enquiries: (08) 8224 3200

PERTH
Western Australian Museum
30 October 2010 – 23 January 2011
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth
Enquiries: (08) 9212 3700

ALICE SPRINGS
Araluen Arts Centre
25 February – 10 April 2011
61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
Enquiries: (08) 8951 1120

CAIRNS
Cairns Regional Art Gallery
17 June – 14 August 2011
Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns
Enquiries: (07) 4046 4800

BRISBANE
Queensland Museum
9 September – 4 December 2011
Corner of Grey & Melbourne Streets South Bank, South Brisbane
Enquiries: (07) 3840 7555

WAGGA WAGGA
Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
6 January – 4 March 2012
Civic Centre, Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga
Enquiries: (02) 6926 9660

DUBBO
Western Plains Cultural Centre
23 March – 27 June 2012
76 Wingewarra Street Dubbo
Enquiries: (02) 6801 4444