Monday, June 27, 2016

Curating a New Exhibition at Hamilton Art Gallery

I am fortunate to be curating an exhibition of Mediterranean antiquities at Hamilton Art Gallery, in Victoria's Western District. The exhibition runs from 1st July to 9th of October 2016 and features ancient Egyptian stone vessels and figurines ranging in date from 2400 BCE to ca. 600 BCE, Cypriot pottery from the Middle Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period (1900 to 300s BCE), Corinthian pottery from the 7th century BCE, ancient Greek Red Figure pottery of the 6th and 5th centuries, terracotta oil lamps ranging in date from 800 BCE to the 1st century CE, Hellenistic and Roman period ceramic unguentaria, and a range of Roman-period glass from Syria. Featured here is the one Tanagra figurine in the show. The objects are part of the Herbert and May Shaw Bequest that was bequeathed to the City of Hamilton sixty years ago, and which was responsible for the establishment of the gallery - they have never been on display before. I'm doing a floor talk on the exhibition on Friday 1st July at 10.30am.