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JUST PAPER | Ascendance: Trevor Weekes
May 2, 2015 — June 20, 2015Free
A few years ago Joe as MRAG Director/Curator invited Trevor to create new work for the space within MRAG that Joe calls the atrium – the large 8 metre high space leading to skylights and balconies above. With this invitation Trevor conceived the exhibition Ascendance, a stellar constellation of birds perched on the walls as well as seemingly in flight.
‘Ascendance’ was inspired by memories of the artist Trevor Weekes visiting museums as a child. Trevor states ‘Particular exhibits impacted on me…and have stayed with me. One exhibit in particular was a collection of tiny hummingbirds. Taxidermy specimens mounted on branches and crammed into a glass case, their innate beauty preserved for eternity; the compendium of colour, reminiscent of the contents of a jewellery box.