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Troy Emery: After the gold rush

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Troy Emery is a Melbourne-based artist who uses sculpture, painting, drawing, and embroidery to explore the ways animals can be viewed as decorative objects. In this immersive installation, he addresses the gold-rush history of Ballarat, making reference to the cultural value of an art gallery and its contents and the value and rarity of native wildlife.

Emery’s animal sculptures are created using pompoms, tassels, tinsel, and yarn, which intentionally confusing traditional sculpture with craft. These dream-like monsters derive from an obsession with childhood stuffed toys and a fascination for objects in museum collections.

His paintings fuse drawing and sculpture to explore the decorative qualities of animals while also depicting traditional subject matter: animals, landscapes and Australiana.

Emery’s works are presented alongside works showing the 1850s Ballarat gold rush and decorative arts from the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s collection.

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27 Nov 2019 - 09 Feb 2020

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350Get directions

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