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Ella Powditch My Cabinet Of Curiosities

Work by Ella Powditch
Work by Ella Powditch
Work by Ella Powditch
Work by Ella Powditch

On the cusp of the scientific discoveries of the 18th century, cabinets of curiosities were a precursor to what we now think of as modern museums. They were personal collections of exotic objects (botany, antiquities, astronomy etc), gathered from around the globe that told a story about the world and its history. Grounded in my love for order and categorising, my body of work is a stand-alone interactive sculpture that invites the audience to explore the almost forgotten art of collecting and presenting objects. While it references the scientific method, it also tells a story through themes that resonate personally.

Influencing artists:
Joseph Cornell
Rosalie Gascoigne
Robert Rauschenberg
Betye Saar

School

Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus

ARTEXPRESS year

2021

HSC year

2020

Process diary

Work by Ella Powditch
Work by Ella Powditch
Work by Ella Powditch
Work by Ella Powditch