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Bev Eng

Collections and Touring Manager

"Tim Larkin's Folk Furniture is organic and industrial at the same time. It's somewhat impractical, being large and unsteady. Typically collection managers might not favour impractical, large, unsteady works in their care, but it reminds me of a dwelling in the clouds perched on knobbly-kneed sticks, or like a strange creature that could walk off on those quivery legs at any moment. I like artwork that comes alive."

Tim Larkin

Folk Furniture, 2007–2009

totara, pegboard, found sticks, acrylic.
Collection of The Dowse Art Museum
Winner of The Deane Award for Decorative Arts and Design 2008.
Image: Jeff McEwan, Capture Studios.