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Sally Smart, Anatomy lesson 1995, cotton, synthetic polymer paint, watercolour, gouache, ink, charcoal, wooden dowel on paper, linen. The Vizard Foundation Art Collection of the 1990's, acquired 1995. On loan to the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne.
Dr Helen MacDonald ia a historian, writer and ARC Future Fellow. Her published works include Human Remains (2005) and Possessing the Dead: The Artful Science of Anatomy (2010). Helen explores the cultural histories of organ transplantation, dissection, post-mortem examinations and museum collections of human remains.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
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