Visual Arts: Out of the Boxes and into the Desert: In Dialogue with Conservation

19 August 2019

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15 November @ Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·
Presented by Berndt Museum of Anthropology ·

‘Out of the Boxes and into the Desert’ features extraordinary Central Desert artworks that have been in storage at the Berndt Museum for many years. Bringing these artworks to exhibition standard has required close attention to their conservation and preparation.

Join conservator Michael Houston to learn some of the stories behind preparing this exhibition. Houston has worked within the commercial Indigenous art industry for nearly a decade. In 2018 he was tasked with the completion of the final objective of the Berndt Museum Storage Improvement Project, entailing the stabilisation and preparation for storage/display of over 150 canvas paintings.

Friday 15 November, 1pm – 2pm

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Pictured: Opening night, Out of the Boxes and into the Desert, Berndt Museum of
Anthropology. Photograph by Ilkka K Photography.

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