- Purchased, 1999
- Reproduced with permission
- Mixed media
- 1620 x 985 x 187mm
Christine Hellyar’s works draw on the traditions of museum displays while also subtly undermining them. Here, she presents a domestic china cabinet as though it is a vitrine of plaster archaeological replicas – but what she has preserved and carefully organised is unexpectedly intimate. Mixed in with the rough casts of shells and food plates are skulls, cavities and imprints of hands and feet, evoking private bodies and other lives.
(We do this, 12 May 2018 - 26 May 2019)