Meredith Turnbull: Closer


Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne

Meredith Turnbull takes a non-hierarchical approach to art making, combining sculpture, photography, decorative objects and jewellery in artworks that invite reflection upon use value and decoration, adornment and excess. In Meredith Turnbull: Closer the artist presents an installation of newly commissioned work which responds to the University of Melbourne Art Collection. Turnbull has drawn from the Collection’s eclectic and vibrant holdings of decorative art to make new forms and display contexts for objects ranging from large scale wood carvings, glazed earthenware and porcelain, to modernist fine art jewellery. Closer engages with decorative traditions to explore the intersections between visual art, craft and design. Meredith Turnbull is a Melbourne-based artist, curator and writer.

Image: Meredith Turnbull, Co-workers: Objects, D├ęcor, Fabrics (Dekor XXVIII), 2010-2016. Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne