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Collection

Ross Mellick

(Australia 1934 – )

Title
Raft III
Year
1993-1996
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
5 type C photographs
Dimensions

installation dimensions variable:

a - Raft and platform at AGNSW; 27 x 54 cm; image

a - Raft and platform at AGNSW; 69 x 69 x 3.5 cm; frame

b - Raft no platform in studio; 66 x 66 cm; image

b - Raft no platform in studio; 85 x 85 x 3.5 cm; frame

c - Detail of shelter; 66 x 66 cm; image

c - Detail of shelter; 85 x 85 x 3.5 cm; frame

d - Raft and platform on cliff, sequence of 5 photos; 29 x 197 cm; image

d - Raft and platform on cliff, sequence of 5 photos; 46 x 212.5 x 3.5 cm; frame

e - Raft and platform on cliff, single image; 46 x 72 cm; image

e - Raft and platform on cliff, single image; 85 x 85 x 3.5 cm; frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r. verso frame each photograph, black felt tip pen "Ross Mellick". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 2011
Accession number
142.2011.a-e
Copyright
© Ross Mellick
Location
Not on display
Further information

‘Raft III’ was constructed between 1993 and 1996, materials included bamboo, tarred rope, clay, wax, horse hair and fibreglass.
The raft including the shelter on board was approximately 5m long, 2m wide, and 1.8m high. The supporting platform was approximately 6m long and 2.2m high (including the stabilizing spine).
‘Raft III’ was exhibited in ‘Raft song at sunrise’ at the AGNSW in 1996.