Port was created in 1995 for the Phillip Street vitrine windows of the Museum of Sydney. The title of the work refers to the role Sydney has played in opening the Pacific to global commerce and cultural exploration. Modelled on a Maori kete, this basket and panels are woven from posters carrying images of gifted Aboriginal topographer and translator Baloderee and a European topographic map of early Sydney.

   
Port, 1995. Detail. Basket in glass case. Woven photo-offset printed posters. 50 h x 120 w x 40 d cm      
 
Port, 1995. Detail. Basket in glass case with two framed panels. Woven photo-offset printed posters. 2 x 50 x 120 cm panels and case 50 h x 120 w x 40 d cm Port, 1995. Installation view Phillip Street facade of the Museum of Sydney    
 

Port, 1995. Installation view Phillip Street facade of the Museum of Sydney

Installation photographs: Martin van den Wal

Port, 1995. Installation view Phillip Street facade of the Museum of Sydney

   

 

 

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