My Feejee Mermaid

Paton, Kim (2006) My Feejee Mermaid. [Contribution to a Show/Exhibition]

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Sister City is a group exhibition at Melbourne's Blindside Gallery curated by Jessie Borrell in collaboration with Enjoy Gallery, Wellington. Together/apart: five Wellington artists explore displacement and location. With first-hand experience as a member of the Wellington diaspora, Jessie Borrell has transported her networks across the Tasman for this exhibition. Her selection of five female artists is symbolic of a period and location in her memory; with her endeavour resulting in a collaborative reclamation of time and remembrance, proffering the geography of her affiliations. My Feejee Mermaid is a commissioned drawing by artist Brownwyn Holloway-Smith. Holloway-Smith was provided with a list of strategic limitations in order to undertake a drawing of a fake feejee mermaid fossil that artist Kim Paton used to visit as a child at the now closed North Brighton Zoo in Christchurch.

Item Type:Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Additional Information:Curated by Jessie Borrell
Keywords that describe the item:My Feejee Mermaid, Blindside, Sister City
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:1961
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Deposited On:15 May 2012 04:50
Last Modified:15 May 2012 04:50

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