Curated by Dr Julie Barthomomew
The exhibition was hosted by The Australian Ceramics Association and presented in association with the 2009 Australian Ceramics Triennale in Sydney.
This work, Collections, was inspired by visits to the insect collection at the CSIRO in Canberra and responds to the notion of 'collection for research'.
For more than 69 years expeditions to collect and record Australian insects have been in place. In 1926, as a result of the federal government's The Science and Industry Research Act, the Commonwealth Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was formed. As a result the number of specimens collected by entomologists and those donated from private collections grew by the thousands. Insect collecting trips continued well into the 1990s and the number of specimens being housed in the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) grew by the millions.
Manly Art Gallery and Museum