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The Chapel


Ozolins, BT, The Chapel, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), Berridale, Tasmania, unique state. (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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The Chapel was commissioned by the Museum of Old and New Art for their summer market and has been specifically created to honour Tasmanian native flora and fauna. It invites visitors to contemplate the variety and beauty of Tasmania's unique species while listening to the sound of Tasmanian birds calling to each other.The design was inspired by the interiors of early Latvian and Norwegian wooden churches, and the lithographic images of Tasmanian animals and plants by John Gould (1804-1881) and Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895). There are 6 large images, decorated with Tasmanian flowers, foliage and LED lighting, which include portraits of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger (hanging behind the altar), a Bennett's Wallaby, Tasmanian ringtail possums, and the Tasmanian Devil. The 36 smaller images are reproduced from original 18th and 19th century engravings and lithographs of animals and birds native to Tasmania. The work is accompanied by several bibliomancy performances by the author.

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Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:Installation art, Tasmanian Flora and Fauna
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Ozolins, BT (Dr Brigita Ozolins)
ID Code:82028
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2013-01-15
Last Modified:2018-02-06

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