Objects as Art
Objects as Art: Hidden Stories from the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame Collection of Treasures
Developed in collaboration with the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of fame and Centralian Senior College Years 10, 11, and 12 Visual Art students Objects as Art assembled a range of painters, drawers, photographers, film makers and sculptors who make up this community’s art scene.
From refined graphite drawings to sculptural works the group’s goal was to creatively respond to the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame object collection and to the separated spaces of the men’s and women’s cell blocks of the Old Alice Springs Gaol. Consideration was given to the historical context of the space and objects as students explored the elements of form and function.
The artists were: Renee Cusack, Seraphina Cavanagh, Tahpeiya Harvey, Bradley Parkinson, Tigen-Jane Rumbal, Christina McKerlie, Jade Doyle, Tyler Harris, Krystal Rangitutia, Sara Wallace, Isaac Foreman, Haley Colla-Howard, Zavier Fabijan, Teio Tapera, Jeffery Klarenbeek, Dong Wei Lui, Jess Tyley, Shiloh Jarrett, Centralian Senior College Dance Collective (Ashleigh Owens, Alisha Lindsay, Avi Kumar, Krystal Obrien, Christine Hayes, Emma Wormwald, Zanerin Rumbal and Jordyn Van Den Akker), Daniel Witts, Denise Roberts.
Objects as Art was on display from 11 September-14 November 2014.Thanks to Alice Springs Town Council and the Northern Territory Government for their generous financial assistance which enable this exhibition to reach fruition.