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Critical Mass

Past Exhibition
25 Feb – 17 Jun 2012
Free

"The stuff of this exhibition is the stuff that makes up the world around us—ordinary domestic objects and discarded junk—that are transformed by artists into extraordinary encounters." —Emma Bugden, curator
Rohan Wealleans, Aqua-Bike-Stand

Rohan Wealleans, Aqua-Bike-Stand

Installation shot by John Lake

Installation shot by John Lake

Richard Killeen, Welcome to the South Seas. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum

Richard Killeen, Welcome to the South Seas. Collection of The Dowse Art Museum

Installation shot by John Lake

Installation shot by John Lake

Lauren Lysaght, Binkie (Blanket for Baby), 1995

Lauren Lysaght, Binkie (Blanket for Baby), 1995

Photo: Mark Tantrum

Photo: Mark Tantrum

What do bright red snakeskin, an iconic Pink Floyd album, dolls heads, Elastoplast bandages and an axe all have in common? They're all part of Critical Mass, a new exhibition from The Dowse Collection.

All collections are about accrual over time, where each work added builds towards a critical mass. Similarly, the works in this show have been created from a process of accumulation, in which everyday materials and images are combined for transformative effect.

Critical Mass showcases works from The Dowse Collection and highlights a recent long-term loan from The Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection.

Artists include: Lillian Budd, Simon Denny, Don Driver, Mikala Dwyer, Richard Killeen, Jae Hoon Lee, Lauren Lysaght and Rohan Wealleans.