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Herbert Flugelman and Julie Ewington making tea in 'Australian cottage' 1973, from the Herbert Flugelman archive

1973


Artist

Unknown

Australia


About

Herbert Flugelmann constructed the 'Australian cottage' for the Third Mildura Sculpture Triennial in 1973. Tom McCullough was the director and curator of this exhibition. 'Australian cottage' was number 47 in the catalogue to the exhibition and described as "Reinforcing mesh, actual size 152 x 915 x 915 cms". In this year the Triennial was largely relocated from an exhibition building to an outdoor site on the Murray River. Flugelman's full-size cottage was modelled on an actual colonial house outside Adelaide. Inside were geometric representations of chairs, a bed, tables and cupboards. At times Flugelman occupied the house, accompanied by curator Julie Ewington, who performed domestic activities in the setting, such as making tea. At other times the public could enter. As the exhibition progressed, the cottage began to be overgrown with native grasses and flora, with the work becoming a metaphor for the doomed post-World War 1 soldier settlements in the Mildura region.

Flugelman is pictured here with curator Julie Ewington.


Details


Other Title

Pioneer's Cottage


Place where the work was made

Mildura Victoria Australia


Date

1973


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Dimensions

19.0 x 24.2 cm image; 20.1 x 25.2 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

National Art Archive. Gift of the artist's family 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

ARC348.64.5


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

730