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australia, damage destruction, gift, objects, scatter

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Medium Level Violence

ArtistStephen Birch
Production Date2002
Mediumpolyurethane, fibre glass/polyester resin, plastic, electric light, metal
DepartmentInternational Art
Accession Date30 Jun 2009
Accession NoC2009/1/18
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Stephen Birch Estate, 2009

Chartwell Notes

Stephen Birch (1961 - 2007)

"I wanted to place objects from contemporary life into a wasteland - from there it's up to the audience to decide what it means," Birch said.

This work was exhibited as part of Looking Out My Back Door, shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia in 2007. It was generously gifted to the Chartwell Collection by the Stephen Birch  Estate.

Biographical Information:

Stephen Birch was born in Melbourne in 1961. He studied art at Prahran College and
graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Art and Design and in 2000 was awarded an MFA from the College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of NSW. He exhibited his work in numerous group shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington and had his first solo exhibition at the Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne, in 1988.


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