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Medium
cotton petit point, porcelain buttons, string, cotton lace, copper sheet, copper hanging devices, satin mount, wood frames, four pre-dynastic Egyptian earthenware pots from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria
Measurements
82.2 × 690.0 × 21.0 cm (installation)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Inscription
(a) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse c.: 'Double self / portrait'
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.r.: Narelle Jubelin / 1993.
(b) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.: 'Rendition of page 151 bookplate from / "Rebels and Precursors" 1981 Richard Haese.'
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse c.: Narelle Jubelin / 1993.
(c) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.r.: Narelle Jubelin / 1993.
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.: "Rendition Tiwi Cloth from the / collection of Diana Wood Conway.'
(d) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse l.r.: Narelle Jubelin / 1993.
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on reverse c.: 'Rendition contents plate of the annual bulletin of the National Gallery of Victoria 1967-68' / (note cover illustration was / 'Coming South' by Tom Roberts)'
Accession Number
A10.a-d-1993
Department
Contemporary Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1993
© Narelle Jubelin
Gallery location
Not on display
This installation by Narelle Jubelin includes found objects, hand-stitched petit point embroideries and four Egyptian earthenware pots from the NGV’s antiquities collection. Together, this seemingly disparate group suggests a complex web of possible narratives related to global and national histories. Jubelin’s materials are deliberately dislocated from their points of origin in a way that encourages alternative views of the histories of modernism, colonisation, trade and tourism. The work prompts a consideration of the often unexpected journeys that images and objects make throughout time and space.

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