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All I want to be

Now on
02 Mar – 09 Jun 2019
Free

Paul Rayner, Split Enz (detail), 2008. Glazed ceramics. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 2008.

Paul Rayner, Split Enz (detail), 2008. Glazed ceramics. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 2008.

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be. INSTALLATION VIEW. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE

All I want to be is a family focussed exhibition from The Dowse collection, featuring artists who use imagination, experimentation and play to explore their ideas.

The exhibition is named after a curious self-portrait by Richard Maloy, where he has wrapped himself in tinfoil to imitate a sculpture. Richard likes to transform everyday materials in his artworks, while incorporating make-believe and dress up to encourage us to question what we see.

Steve Carr, another of the artists in All I want to be, reveals his yearning to become a rock star by playing the air guitar, while Seung Yul Oh surprises us with a larger than life toy from his childhood in Korea. Lauren Lysaght—who also enjoys using unusual materials—has created a baby’s blanket, which looks comforting at first, but on closer inspection, is made from snake skin.

The artists in All I want to be show us how creativity can help us to ask questions, seek answers, and learn more about ourselves too.

EDUCATION

All I want to be: Learning programme