An Ordinary Kind of Ornament

Hanna Bertram

Art Exhibition previously on at West Space in Australia. Published by anonymous on Wednesday 19 September 2007. Friday 12 October 2007 to Saturday 03 November 2007.

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An Ordinary Kind of Ornament is an installation which transforms dust into an ornamental carpet. The work explores the possibility of preciousness within the incidental. By symbolically using the language of ornament - which simultaneously adds value and is functionally superfluous - it seeks to highlight the ambiguities of preciousness.

An Ordinary Kind of Ornament is an installation which transforms dust into an ornamental carpet. The work explores the possibility of preciousness within the incidental. By symbolically using the language of ornament – which simultaneously adds value and is functionally superfluous – it seeks to highlight the ambiguities of preciousness.

At the end of the exhibition, visitors can watch the work being swept away. Its fragile and temporary existence, seeks to shift the value of the work from the concrete object, to the transient realm of experience and focus on the preciousness inherent within the everyday.

Hannah Bertram completed her Master of Fine Art at RMIT in 2005. Her decorative artworks often transform worthless materials in temporary installations to engage in a dialogue about value and worth.

Hannah Bertram is represented by Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne.

An Ordinary Kind of Ornament has been generously funded by the City of Melbourne – Arts Projects grant 2007.

The closing performance of this project will be on Saturday 3 November 4pm.

Free Artist Floor Talk: Thursday 1 November, 12.30-1.30pm